From CREATING INSECURITY: Following the words of Giorgio Agamben (from his 2001 article, “On Security and Terror”), security has become the basic principle of international politics after 9/11, and the sole criterion of “political legitimization.” But security — reducing plural, spontaneous, and surprising phenomena to a level of calcuability — also seems to operate against a […]
NAEEM MOHAIEMEN is a writer and artist working in Dhaka and New York. He uses photo, video, and archives to explore histories of the international left, utopia/dystopia slippage, and post-partition South Asia. His work has been shown at the Finnish Museum of Photography, Scope Basel, Frieze Art Fair, Dubai Third Line, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, among other places. He writes on Bangladesh’s religious and ethnic minorities for the ASK Annual Human Rights Report (askbd.org). As part of this work, “Muslims or Heretics: My Camera Can Lie” was screened in a side-session of the UK House of Lords. Essays include “Islamic Roots of Hip-Hop” (Sound Unbound, MIT Press, 2008), “Adman Blues” (Indian Highway, Serpentine Gallery, 2009), “Everybody Wants To Be Singapore” (La Buena Vida, ICA, 2008). He is also co-author, with Doug Ashford, of Collectives in Atomised Time (Idensitat, 2006). For more, visit shobak.org.
Issue 2 Winter 2010 TAO AIMIN is known for her anthropological works made from the washboards of rural woman. Over the years she has collected thousands of these boards, recording the stories and faces of the women whose hands wore these boards down through the recursive repetition of monotonous labor. Creating installations and experimental ink […]
CARBON excerpts from Rana Dasgupta’s photography series LIU LI TUN photography by RongRong and inri THE WALKING THE CABBAGE PROJECT (2000-2010) photography and performance art by Han Bing COMMUNIST LATENTO installation and text-based work from Raqs Media Collective NATURALISATION exploring what it means to be British/Chinese, this series by Anthony Key uses food and other […]
ART curated by Maya Kóvskaya PRACTICES, POWER & THE PUBLIC SPHERE: Dialogical Space & Multiple Modernities in Asian Contemporary Art ART NONFICTION Maya Kóvskaya Public Action Art and Performative Interventions in the Chinese Public Sphere ART NONFICTION William Hurst (performance photography by Han Bing) ORPHANS OF PROGRESS: Workers and Political Discourse in Post-Socialist China ART […]