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"Art doesn't go to sleep in the bed made for it. It would sooner run away than say its own name: what it likes is to be incognito. Its best moments are when it forgets its own name.”


                                                                    — Jean DeBuffet

"Doubt is one of the names of intelligence."

                                                                                                                         — Jorge Luis Borges

"Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness."
                                                                                                                             — Alice Walker

Between Dog and Wolf David Levi Strauss

Marlene Dumas: Intimate Relations

Alessandra Sanguinetti. Las aventuras de Guille y Belinda: y el enigmático significado de sus sueños 

By J.M. Coetzee

Nancy Spero & Leon Golub: War And Memory

Eugene Richards: Dorchester Days

The Knife and Gun Club: Eugene Richards

"In an age when all the grand ideas have lost credibility, fear of a phantom enemy is all the politicians have left to maintain their power."                                                                                                                              

                                                                                          — Adam Curtis

Today’s milestone is human madness. Politics is a part of it, particularly in its lethal outbursts. Politics is not, as it was for Hannah Arendt, the field where human freedom is unfurled. The modern world, the world of world war, the Third World, the underground world of death that acts upon us, do not have the civilized splendor of the Greek city state. The modern political domain is massively, in totalitarian fashion, social, leveling, exhausting. Hence madness is a space of antisocial, apolitical, and paradoxically free individuation” 
                                                                         — Julia Kristeva

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