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CIA-sponsored “Cultural Freedom” Comes Home: Parapolitics at HKW

The recent exhibition “Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War” at HKW interrogated the intertwined re-canonization of modernism and the international propagation of a US-backed, anti-communist idea of “cultural freedom” put forth by the many-armed Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) from 1950–1967.



A Social Sculpture on Trial: Can Ash Studios Act as a Template for DIY Art Spaces Post-Ghost Ship

Experimental art space Ash Studios took the city of Dallas to court yesterday contending that it’s role as a ‘social sculpture’ shouldn’t require the same occupancy restrictions as commercial operations. As we follow the trial through a series of essays and regularly updated reportage, we wonder: What could this case mean for other DIY spaces under siege across the United States post-Ghost Ship?




Visions from the Future

Presentation on “Visions of the Future” (poster designs by Invisible Creature for NASA, 2015) from the “Uncertain Futures from the Uncertain Past” conference at Maria State University, Quadrant Charlie, The Moon, 15th October 2117.