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Eric Baudelaire by Benoît Rossel
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Inspired by Japanese “landscape theory,” a Parisian artist-filmmaker explains why he prefers to show us the world as his subjects see it.

Polina Barskova by Michael Juliani
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“I’m interested in subterranean culture that says ‘I will trick you’ to official culture, ‘I will play you.’”

Kornél Mundruczó by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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Wild dogs, revolution, and humanism.

Shirin Neshat’s Our House Is on Fire by Anna Della Subin
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For the new series, Neshat turned to the revolution in Egypt, to which she became an inadvertent witness while working on a film about the empyrean Egyptian Umm Kulthum.

Rachel Kushner by Hari Kunzru
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I first met Rachel Kushner in Toronto McCarren airport in, I think, 2007. We were both there for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA). I’d just spent several hours in US immigration detention (the asshole border guard had opined that I “didn’t deserve” my visa) and I was heartily pissed off at missing a flight to New York. 

Revolting Russians by Chris Cumming
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The revolutionary strategies of It’s No Good by poet Kirill Medvedev and the 2012 documentary Winter, Go Away

Burma VJ: Monks In Exile Speak Out About The Saffron Revolution by Liza Béar

Liza Béar interviewed Burmese monks in exile about Burma VJ, a film comprised largely of footage shot by undercover reporters in Burma.

I Believe, I Believe: Ruins, A Novel by Achy Obejas by David Varno
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Set in Cuba during the Special Period, Ruins tells of a middle aged man’s attempts to earn a living, deal with his rebellious daughter, and accept what has happened to his country.

Claire Fontaine by Anthony Huberman
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Claire Fontaine lives in Paris. Her “assistants” are Fulvia Carnevale and James Thornhill, an Italian-British artist duo.

Daniel Flores y Ascencio by Carlos B. Córdova
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In his latest film, Ama: The Memory of Time, Salvadoran poet and filmmaker Daniel Flores y Ascencio records the oral history of shaman Don Juan Ama, who witnessed the murder of his uncle, the leader of a 1932 indigenous revolt in El Salvador.

The Art of Prayer by Ned Sublette
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Ned Sublette discusses the history, art, and artistic religion of Haiti.

Sibylle Fischer
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The Practice + Theory series is sponsored in part by the Frances Dittmer Family Foundation.

David Scott by Stuart Hall
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The Practice + Theory series is sponsored in part by the Frances Dittmer Family Foundation.

Maksaens Denis by Christopher Cozier
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Maksaens Denis, a multimedia artist from Haiti who divides his time between Port-au-Prince and Paris, is also a dj and vj who comes from a classical music background. Appropriately, what might first appear to be unwieldy about his work has the exactitude of classical composition.

Gioconda Belli by Kenia Halleck
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Gioconda Belli is one of Nicaragua’s major political and intellectual voices.

Shirin Neshat by Arthur C. Danto
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In 1999, in consequence of the wide success of her video installation Rapture, Shirin Neshat achieved immediate celebrity as a major contemporary artist. This standing was reinforced by Fervor, one of the highlights of the Whitney Biennial 2000.

Madison Smartt Bell by Jack Stephens
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“Nietzsche says we can’t see around our own corner. I only think that it’s very, very hard.”

Claribel Alegría by Daniel Flores y Ascencio
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Claribel Alegría is one of the foremost poets of Central America. A supporter of the Sandinistas and mentor to the young intellectuals drawn to Managua during that period, she has published over 40 books of poetry, fiction and testimony.

The Voice of the Turtle: An Anthology of Cuban Stories by Caryl Phillips
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This remarkable collection of stories spans the full breadth of a century of Cuban short story writing.

Jon Lee Anderson by David L. Ulin

Che Guevara: celebrated warrior, revolutionary leader, figure of myth. In his biography of the Argentine-turned-Cuban hero, John Lee Anderson goes behind the scenes to unearth the man. This article is part of the Bohen Series on Critical Discourse.

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