Category: privilege

Leisure and Privilege

As Apple prepares to release the iWatch, which promises to blend aspects of conspicuous glamour-tech consumption and the metrics of the “quantified self” movement in daring new ways (I don’t know all the details, but it will make it possible to track things like steps and heart rate continuously and fashionably for the first time…), I have heard more discussion than…

Art and Politics

To change what Rancière calls the “cartography of the perceptible, thinkable, and the feasible,” art must maintain its distance, a withdrawal from any clearly defined political agenda. Only under the auspices of such aesthetic separation can art’s politics unfold, a politics which, in Rancière’s sense, has the potential to “reframe the given by inventing new ways of making sense of…

One in Ten

This article in the Washington Post is mostly about white privilege in the art world, but contains a number of salient statistics and links, including the unsuprising figure that: Art schools, as it happens, are also anything but a bridge to gainful employment in the art world: only one out of every 10 art school graduates goes on to earn his or…