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IMG MGMT: Land Art and the Nuclear Landscape

by Eric LoPresti on June 21, 2016
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Imagery of atomic test sites loomed large in public consciousness during the 1960s and 70s, when weekly atomic tests made front page news in the New York Times and in Life magazine. During the Cold War, the US detonated detonated over 80 devices between 10kt and 1200 kt each, for a total explosive yield of around ~50,000,000 tons: an overabundant earthmoving that happened to coincide precisely with the birth of Land Art.

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IMG MGMT: Ruin Value

by Aaron Williams on June 14, 2016
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I keep a folder of images on my desktop, culled from internet searches and random meanderings around the net. There isn’t much curation involved in these images, and I’m not always sure why an image calls to my collection, but themes arise nonetheless. A unifying quality is the bleak reality that’s laid bare by the breakdown of a system– bygone expressions of power like Brutalist architecture, panopticons, and military camouflage. I feel ambivalent about these images, uncomfortable with taking pleasure in the aesthetic forms that hides insidious subtexts.

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DYNASTY HANDBAG: img mngmnt

by Dynasty Handbag on June 8, 2016
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Hello Fans and Fans I haven’t made yet,

Collage is one of my many talents, though I don’t use it. All of the images you see here were taken by professional photographers in order to promote my performance work. I hope you enjoy this portfolio, documenting my illustrious career as rubberband-bodied mind janitor.

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The Ramsey Clark Interviews: Defending Saddam Hussein

by Rachel Mason on June 2, 2016
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In a previous interview, I spoke with former U.S. Attorney General and longtime human rights activist Ramsey Clark about JFK’s assignation and wake, as well the current presidential election. In this conversation, Clark offers why he’s chosen to defend people who are largely considered evil, including Saddam Hussein. We talked in depth about why we try to understand these people.

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The Ramsey Clark Interviews: Strange Birthday With the Kennedys

by Rachel Mason on June 2, 2016
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In 2007, at a time of war, I wanted to understand how my creative output connected to global conflicts. I believe that, at the center of everything are people, so I started by researching the individuals behind them in order to better understand the rationale behind mass violence. I started researching their lives, I wrote songs about them, and I stared at them for a very long time, making little figurines.

It turned out that someone else had been exploring the topic for decades: former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who went on to defend some of the most notorious war criminals of the late 20th century, including Saddam Hussein. In this first interview Clark shares several personal stories that give shape to Clark’s personal ideologies, including a a vivid memory of Kennedy’s wake during his time in the Department of Justice under Kennedy and Johnson.

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IMG MGMT: Pinch-to-Zoom

by Jeremy Bailey on May 24, 2016
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Really when you think about it, artists like me are a lot like inventors; we bring new ideas to life that change the world. But world-changing inventors, both good and evil, are currently at war. Big mean tech companies like Google, Apple and Samsung are being granted hundreds of patents that encroach upon the free spirit of the altruistic artist. At risk: the future of self expression. Now more than ever, the world needs us all to be inventors.

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Hi, Artists! Autumn 2015 IMG MGMT Application Now Open

by The AFC Staff on July 6, 2015
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We’re now accepting applications for our autumn 2015 IMG MGMT series! Deadline is August 1.

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IMG MGMT: A Reflection on the “Spiritual Archeologist” Klaus Dona

by Nicholas Cueva on March 23, 2015
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I find his work annoying and frustrating, the presentation simple and slight. The ultimate aim is to misinform the already mindless—yet I love every one of these objects. I shouldn’t, but I do. To me, they represent the confusion and insanity of life, and give me hope that anyone’s misguided psychology can have something redeeming. I see a reflection of myself in Klaus.

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by Peter Burr and Porpentine on February 25, 2015
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Editor’s Note: IMG MGMT is a series of image-based essays by artists. This week’s artists are Peter Burr and Porpentine. We recommend viewing this essay in “Dark Mode” , a new feature that changes the default background on the blog to black. It can be turned off and on by using the button just above our ads.

Burr is a current NYFA fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts whose work has been shown in a range of spaces over the past decade including floating cinemas, cartoon schools, semi-legalized squats, libraries, and national museums. This includes MoMA PS1, Le Centre Pompidou, and The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Porpentine is a fem organism whose games and curation have contributed to the popularity of accessible game design software Twine. She’s won the XYZZY and Indiecade awards, had her work displayed at EMP Museum and The Museum of the Moving Image, and been profiled by the NYTimes.

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IMG MGMT: Things Behind The Sun

by Carolyn Salas on February 5, 2015
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“Let go of the spirit of the departed and continue your life’s celebration” –Allen Ginsberg

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