Arts & Culture

The Mental Load – A Feminist Comic by EMMA

The Mental Load – A Feminist Comic by EMMA

08 March 2022 A day to celebrate and remember all that has been achieved for women's rights and raise awareness on the persisting gender equality gap. In a utopian world, such a day would not be needed. Unfortunately, there are still many issues to be addressed when it comes to women's rights : the society's view of women, the gender gap on access to jobs, gender wage gap, domestic violence, the mental load, etc… (So many that I couldn't list them all and those issues may vary from one part of the world to another…).However this is a great opportunity…
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Doors closed, living on air

Doors closed, living on air

ANGELIKI MITROPOULOU 16th February 2022 As Greece shows in extremis, the cultural sector is crying out for appropriate social policies. Greek tragedy—a protest by actors in Athens last May, highlighting the impact of cancelled events (lexandros Michailidis / shutterstock.com) For the first time in decades, in 2020 longstanding cultural institutions around Europe were forced by the coronavirus to close their doors to visitors and employees. From March that year, cinemas and theatres began to shut while concerts were cancelled. Two years into the triple crisis—health, economic, social—caused by the pandemic, some sectors still haven’t recovered. The cultural sector has suffered a great deal, because…
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Beyond dystopia

Beyond dystopia

ROBERT MISIK 14th February 2022 To change the pessimistic Zeitgeist, left-wing politics and radical art must renew their alliance, Robert Misik writes. Onward march—da Volpedo’s c1901 depiction of Il Quarto Stato, emerging as workers confidently on strike, hangs in the Museo del Novecento in Milan Left-wing and progressive parties continue to win elections. Only rarely, it’s true, with strategic majorities, as for the socialists recently in Portugal. But there have been surprising successes, such as that of the SPD in Germany, and clear victories, such as that of Joe Biden over Donald Trump in the United States. Elsewhere, as across Scandinavia, they remain in office. Yet today left-wing parties…
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Rigorous Beauty

Rigorous Beauty

Originally From: https://newleftreview.org/sidecar/posts/rigorous-beauty?pc=1424 SAUL NELSON 17 FEBRUARY 2022 CULTURE Freedom in art is never simple. This is the basic lesson of modernism. Rule follows rupture. Technical restriction opens onto formal innovation, and vice versa. As Theodor Adorno observed in Aesthetic Theory (1970), the artists who came to matter most to twentieth-century modernism ‘rejoiced less over the newly won realm of freedom’ generated by invention and revolt, than ‘they immediately sought once again after ostensible yet scarcely adequate order’. This dialectic, linking freedom and constraint, is everywhere apparent in Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty, the first show of the artist’s prints at a UK public…
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