Anarchist Aesthetics: A Few Notes Towards a Libertarian View of the Arts

August 4, 2015 / 0 comments

By Kingsley Widmer, AJODA #35, 1993 There can’t be, of course, an “anarchist aesthetic” in the sense of a doctrine of authoritative rules, a hierarchy of manners and forms and genres, or any orthodoxy of elitist proprieties and subjects or demanded styles and responses. Those impositions unto repression belong with the usual pieties, not with…

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The Sad Truth: Femme aux Bananes (Woman with Bananas)

July 7, 2015 / 0 comments

By Michael William, 1992, AJODA #33 A furor has erupted in the art and feminist milieus and in the Quebec and Canadian media after two paintings depicting women carrying fruit on their heads were censored in an exhibition sponsored by the Concordia University Women’s Centre. Originally the exhibition had been announced as “non-juried,” in other…

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