Opinion

Opinion

20 years after September 11: How the world has changed since then?

By Abel Cervantes

September 11, 2001 changed the history of images forever. At around 7:46 a.m. a plane crashed into one of New York’s Twin Towers. The information was confusing: an out-of-control plane hit one of the economic flagships of one of the most powerful countries in the world. Fifteen minutes later, viewers watching the news at that moment witnessed -live- the attack of the second plane against the adjacent tower. The event was planned: the attackers wanted this second crash to be seen live by millions of people to create an unprecedented shock.

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Artists, Opinion, Performance, The Provocation Column

La vida de los monumentos. Cuando la escultura se vuelve obsoleta

By Regina de Con Cossío

La semana pasada David Alejandro Hernández intervino el pedestal del conjunto escultórico del Monumento a Colón. Este acto artístico pretendía iniciar un diálogo alrededor de temas como el colonialismo, el genocidio, el esclavismo y el patriarcado. Sin embargo, entre líneas se podía leer una intención más trascendente.

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News, Opinion, Trends in Art

Can Cryptocurrency Change The Art World?

By Abel Cervantes

The new trend has arrived: the world of personal finance is appearing on our cell phones with increasing frequency. When I open my Instagram or Facebook account, I immediately see posts about Bitcoin and all kinds of cryptocurrencies: Don’t live in the world of the past relying on government currencies—those posts seem to say—take a look at the new digitized world! Since the advent of neoliberalism in the early 1980s, the word speculation has been ringing in our ears more often than it should. But we are probably entering perhaps more dangerous territory.

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