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Major Ai Weiwei exhibition champions the visual power of dissent

Ai Weiwei "Spy Camera Lanterns

Maurizio Marinelli, University of Sussex In Chinese, the term “dissident” is translated in two different ways. The first (持不同政见者) has a very clear political connotation and literally refers to a person who supports a heterodox political opinion. The second (异己) indicates a more general alterity and non-conformism, the first character (异) alluding to something that is uncanny, out of the ordinary. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, whose latest exhibition opens at […]

How an art history class became more engaging with Twitter

Author: Lauren Jimerson, Rutgers University When I was a college student, #art history courses revolved around a 1960s-era carousel slide projector. Its monotonous humming and clicking in the darkened lecture hall often put my classmates to sleep. For years, technology used in college art history classrooms was limited. Only in the past decade have departments transitioned from using the Kodak 35mm slide projector to computers with PowerPoint presentations. As I […]

Which paintings were the most creative of their time? An algorithm may hold the answers

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, oil on canvas, 244 x 234 cm

Ahmed Elgammal, Rutgers University From Picasso’s The Young Ladies of Avignon to Munch’s The Scream, what was it about these paintings that arrested people’s attention upon viewing them, that cemented them in the canon of #art history as iconic works? In many cases, it’s because the artist incorporated a technique, form or style that had never been used before. They exhibited a creative and innovative flair that would go on […]