The Department of Culture

The Department of Culture is looking to have a positive impact on the current Canadian federal election. You can help them by joining their facebook group and, of course, by volunteering. We are the Department of Culture, a growing community of Canadian citizens who are artists, arts professionals and cultural workers concerned about ensuring theContinue reading “The Department of Culture”

Blog update

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve switched WordPress themes to freshen up the site a little. WordPress is the system we use to operate the site – it’s open source and absolutely rad! Still, it isn’t perfect so if you notice any bugs please leave a comment on this post. What’s more, you can now rateContinue reading “Blog update”

Use=Sue: Art in the Age of Intellectual Property

nettime: There is a good description of art appropriation from the Detournement movement in 1950s to intellectual property being the “Oil of the 21st century”: In a post-industrial society production is no longer confined to material goods (such as steel and coal) but increasingly extends to immaterial goods. However, a significant difference exists between theContinue reading “Use=Sue: Art in the Age of Intellectual Property”

imagine art after

Curated by Breda Beban, imagine art after brings together artists who left their home countries and now live in London with artists who stayed. This international contemporary art project, devised in different stages and across different locations, began in 2005 on Guardian Unlimited with online dialogues between pairs of artists from Afghanistan, Albania, Ethiopia, Iran,Continue reading “imagine art after”