Tag: Imaginative Publications

In a Time of Displacement, Arab Artists Negotiate the Meaning of Home

Catherine Kustanczy, in her article In A Time of Displacement, discusses an exhibit at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto entitled “Home Ground: Contemporary Art from the Barjeel…

“It’s Not Easy To Be Old In America” by Paul Stoller

In his Huffington Post article, “It’s Not Easy To Be Old In America,” Paul Stoller discusses the pervasiveness of ageism in America. He contrasts American attitudes towards the…

What Teeth Tell Us About Social Class

In her insightful article, “Poor Teeth,” journalist and educator Sarah Smarsh discusses the class politics of teeth. She writes, “My family’s distress over our teeth – what food…

Poets Speak Out For Refugees

Five poets speak and share their poetry about the recent European refugee crisis in the October 16th edition of The Guardian. “‘No one leaves home unless / home…

The Waste Land Project

The Waste Land is an installation project by Daniel Domig and Christopher Domig that employs theatre and poetry as a way of reviving T.S. Elliot’s classic poem.  “Many of…

The Poetry of Bearing Witness

Jewish poet Howard Richard Debs, in his post (The Poetry of Bearing Witness) on poetry and the Holocaust, grapples with Theodore Adorno’s famous statement, “To write poetry after…

The “Heirloom” Project

“The “Heirloom” project by poet Shin Yu Pai is a simple idea — using vinyl stickers to imprint letters on fruit — that invites visitors to have a more complex experience in…

Getting the Dirt: New Perspectives on Trash in New York City

Check out this insightful article by Emma Wiseman on how we might engage art and anthropology in thinking about garbage, waste management, sanitation.  Full article located here.  

Ethno-Graphics

On ethnography and drawing… Full essay located here.

Revisiting a Jewish Ritual with Nicole Eisenman

Check out a fascinating article on rethinking Jewish ritual with a painter Nicole Wiseman.  Excerpt:  “Nicole Eisenman’s painting “Seder” puts the viewer at the center of a formal…