Music recording — 1 online resource (1 sound file).
Six songs to poems by e. e. cummings : for baritone and piano (14:25)
Stacey : sung monologue : for soprano and piano (14:50)
Avowals : monodrama for tenor and keyboards (13:54)
Three songs to poems by Miriam Waddington : for soprano and piano (10:19)
Arrangements from Canadian song traditions. Tighinn do America : Gaelic, Cape Breton (2:38) ; So skuki i pechali : Doukhobor, Alberta (3:09) ; Young man from Canada : Cariboo (2:57) ; Müde kehrt ein Wanderer zurück : Mennonite, Manitoba (4:17) ; De szeretnék hajnal csillag lenni : Hungarian, Saskatchewan (2:10) ; Letellier : Le roulier : Québec (5:26).
Historical profile of an East European Jewish city
Red star on the Jewish street
Entangled loyalties: the Bund, the evsekstiia, and the creation of a "new" Jewish political culture
Soviet Minsk: the capital of Yiddish
Behavior unbecoming a Communist: Jewish religious practice in a Soviet capital
Housewives, mothers and workers: roles and representations of Jewish women in times of revolution
Jewish ordinary life in the midst of extraordinary purges: 1934-1939.
"Recasting our understanding of Soviet Jewish history, Becoming Soviet Jews demonstrates that the often violent social changes enforced by the communist project did not destroy continuities with prerevolutionary forms of Jewish life in Minsk. Using Minsk as a case study of the Sovietization of Jews in the former Pale of Settelment, Elissa Bemporad reveals the ways in which many Jews acculturated to Soviet society in the 1920s and 1930s while remaining committed to older patterns of Jewish identity, such as Yiddish culture and education, attachment to the traditions of the Jewish workers' Bund, circumcision, and kosher slaughter. This pioneering study also illuminates the reshaping of gender relations on the Jewish street and explores Jewish everyday life and identity during the years of the Great Terror"--From the publisher.
Havana, Cuba : Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam : Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plásticas, 2009.
Book — 529 p. : ill. (somr col.) ; 26 cm.
The Havana Biennial, a space for confrontation and reflection of particular relevance in the international scene of the fine arts, will celebrate twenty-five years of existence with its tenth edition, which will bring together more than 200 artists from some forty countries. The title "Integration and Resistance in the Global Era" will be the central topic of reflection. Projects and works from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and to a lesser extent from North America, Europe and Australia will handle the problems of integrating to a highly complex global world due to the peculiarities of so many societies and cultures. This catalogue of the 10th edition of the Bienal de la Habana remembers the first 25 years of Bienal and the participation of more than 150 artists from 50 countries who reflected with their artistic creations on the antagonisms and hostilities as well as the utopias and programs that have resulted from the phenomena of globalization particularly in the end of the first decade of the 21st century. Until now the Biennial was dedicated to the visual arts from Latin America, Africa and Asia, and to artists from those regions living around the world. The restricted focus on the so-called "Third World" or "South" will no longer apply, and from now on the event has included artists from all over the world. Participating artists and collectives included renowned names like Leon Ferrari (Argentina), Luis Camitzer (Uruguay-USA), Maria Elvira Escallón (Colombia), Abraham Cruz Villegas (Mexico), Alexandre Vogler (Brazil), Julio Quaresma (Angola-Portugal), Raul Quintanilla (Nicaragua), and many more. This internationally acknowledged event was made possible through unconditional solidarity of artists, institutions, foundations and foreign governments, after it was organized under economically difficult circumstances, soon after Cuba was severely affected by 3 devastating hurricanes. This edition commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and pays tribute to political and social leader Fidel Castro.
São Paulo : Companhia Editora de Pernambuco : Fundo Pernambucano de Incentivo à Cultura, 2006.
Book — 271 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
The book examines the career of conceptual artist Bruscky, an artist relegated from the Brazilian art system by the specialized critics for decades, for working outside their standards. This edition acknowledges the diverse (and sometimes humorous) production and unconventional life of Bruscky, a pioneer in Brazil of applications such as photography, mail art, audio art, video art, book-object, stamp art, performance, artdoor, artists' books, xerography and faxart. From 1979 to 1982 he has made 30 films. in 1980 he invented "xerofilmes, " films done with xerographic images, creating a new field for animated design and experimental cinema. In 1983 he started his video installations, participating in around 60 international exhibitions. Bruscky owns an important documental collection about postwar art movements, including works of the groups Fluxus and Gutai (Japan).
Amy Chen's acclaimed new documentary The Chinatown Files reveals the hidden story of Chinese-American men and women who were hunted down, jailed, and targeted for deportation during the Cold War hysteria of the 1950's and l960's. Their interviews are interwoven with rare home movies, photographs and archival films exploring the prejudice and xenophobia surrounding U.S.-China relations. During the McCarthy era witchhunts, the loyalties of over ten thousand American citizens of Chinese descent were questioned based on their ethnicity and alleged risk to national security. Henry Chin, a laundry worker and president of the Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance and the China Daily News, describes how "Chinese immigrants came to America for a better life for themselves and the loved ones they left behind in their impoverished villages." Yet for sending money home, his friends were charged by the U.S. government for trading with the enemy and his life was shattered by constant FBI surveillance and harassment. Other people featured in the film include several members of Mun Ching, the Chinese American Democratic Youth League in San Francisco who were harassed by the FBI. Several agents speak candidly of the FBI objectives in Washington, D.C., San Francisco and New York. The Chinatown Files is a cautionary tale of how nationalist paranoia can quickly lead to racially-motivated violations of civil rights and liberties. It serves as a dramatic and enduring reminder of the fragility of constitutional protections, encouraging viewers to reexamine the democratic promises of the American government and to hold all of society responsible when rights are infringed.
The exhibition, curated by art critic Pastor Mellor recovers the theoretical effect of tools that are not intended for application in the field of art history but which nonetheless reveal themselves to be key for the understanding of art history texts. The exhibition of Nicolás Franco and Claudio Correa consdier the place of the emerging artist in a gallery of a government agency.