Monday, September 18, 2017

Art Washing

An L.A. Times article on the closing of a non-profit art space in Boyle Heights that, because of its tone and structure, could never be mistaken for an L.A. Times article on a neighbourhood's response to gentrification.

The quotes up top are those highlighted by L.A. Times editors. Here is the punctum quote as reported from a statement released by the Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and Displacement (BHAAAD) and Defend Boyle Heights:

“Civil discourse only functions when it is intersectional: the erasure of a predominantly working-class community of color demanding your removal is nowhere near intersectional, therefore void.”

Now here is a quote from longtime Vancouver activist Jean Swanson who is seeking a by-election seat on Vancouver City Council this October 14:

"Some ideas don't seem possible until you leap and then the idea of what's possible expands."

Now here is the mind-expanding "Star Gate" sequence in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968):

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