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A New England Document, by Che Applewhaite, premieres at the Sheffield Doc/Fest

June 16, 2020

Che Applewhaite’s film A New England Document will have its world premiere this month at the Sheffield Doc/Fest (https://sheffdocfest.com/films/6964). A New England Document is an essay portrait of Lorna and Laurence Marshall, told by the filmmaker and their daughter Elizabeth, through their diaries, writings, and visual archive, which the Marshalls began collecting in the 1950s as they embarked on the first of four decades of anthropological expeditions to the Kalahari Desert.... Read more about A New England Document, by Che Applewhaite, premieres at the Sheffield Doc/Fest

New book by David Joselit, "Heritage and Debt"

March 30, 2020

Heritage and Debt by David JoselitHow global contemporary art reanimates the past as a resource for the present, combating modern art's legacy of Eurocentrism.

If European modernism was premised on the new—on surpassing the past, often by assigning it to the “traditional” societies of the Global South—global contemporary art reanimates the past as a resource for the present. In this account of what globalization means for contemporary art, David Joselit argues that the creative use of tradition by artists from around the world serves as a means of combatting modern art's legacy of Eurocentrism.... Read more about New book by David Joselit, "Heritage and Debt"

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