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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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Art Theory, Opinion, Trends in Art

What is art for Fran Lebowitz?

By Abel Cervantes

A few weeks ago Netflix released one of the most interesting series in recent months. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring writer Fran Lebowitz, Pretend It’s a City exposes in 7 chapters several of the most transcendent topics about one of the most emblematic places in the world through a question: is New York a city? From a critical and acute perspective—how could it be otherwise with Lebowitz as the main character—.Pretend It’s a City reaches one of its highest points in the second chapter, dedicated to cultural manifestations. Though from a scathing and lapidary perspective, the New York-based writer cleverly exposes some of the most common perspectives around the visual arts. I stop here to explore two of them:

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Artists, Featured Artist, Opinion, Trends in Art

Art, Science, and Gender Studies: Charlotte Jarvis and the Female Sperm

By Camila Durán

A couple of years ago the controversial artist Charlotte Jarvis unveiled In Posse, an art project that aims to create female sperm. The first questions around this project revolve around the essence of the disciplines: to what extent can we talk about contemporary art? Is it a scientific project? How does gender studies intervene?

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