Category Archives: Economy

Identity Exchange

We had our symposium yesterday and there is much to say about it. Let it suffice, for the moment anyway, to say it was great and excellent and I, at least, really enjoyed everything people discussed and presented. Before writing … Continue reading

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When Teenagers Had Hyphens (1955)

The first teenagers emerged in the 1950s when mothers gave their offspring pocket money. In an audio article I listened to this weekend, it was parents reacting to the stiff regime of their war-torn youth which led them to encourage … Continue reading

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Artists in the Forest of Arden

“Hang there, my verse, in witness of my love. / And thou, thrice crowned Queen of Night, survey / With thy chaste eye, from thy pale sphere above, / Thy huntress’ name that my full life doth sway. / O … Continue reading

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Nosing Towards Aesthetic Equality

In Christoph Menke’s essay Aesthetics of Equality (Hatje Cantze, 2011), he quotes Renée Descartes, “Good sense is of all things in the world the most equally distributed, for everybody thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that even those most difficult … Continue reading

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If I Take Care of You Others Will Take Care of Me

For the month of July, I was an artist-in-residence at AS220, a non-profit art space located in the heart of downtown Providence, RI. The space is remarkable for numerous reasons: it began illegally almost 25 years ago, when some artists … Continue reading

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Beyond reciprocity

Joseph Beuys: “If I take care of you, others will take care of me.” Stanislav Menshikov: “If I take less, others have more.” These two quotations still resonate in my mind since I attended “La chaîne est belle”; the New … Continue reading

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Homo Reciprocans

Our society, any society, seems to be structured by, and caught up in, a dynamics of reciprocity.  This seems such a self-evident fact, that it might come as a surprise that it is a relatively new idea, notably launched by … Continue reading

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