OCTOBER 123 (Winter 2008) - In what ways have artists, academics, and cultural institutions responded to the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq?I'd seen this issue of the journal OCTOBER earlier in the spring but had forgotten to mention it here. As one might expect, too much of the writing here is couched in academic jargon. But the reflections I skimmed, translated with varying degrees of effort into normal prose style, are sometimes interesting. If you are concerned with the intersection of art & politics, this rather large set of essays provides a useful window into the academic art world 'response' to BushCo and its (our) mis-adventures. The contributions are replies to this questionnaire circulated by the editors roughly a year ago.
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