Frank Chinea Inguanzo: Mastering Melancholy

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Frank Chinea Inguanzo (b. 1952) is a Cuban-American artist based in Miami, Florida. The art critic and founder of The School of Francis Bacon, Alexander Verney-Elliott, says of Chinea Inguazno’s work, “[It] vividly reminds me of the German Expressionists Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emile Nolde and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Also the German…

Prison As Power: Being & State Contra Negativity & Notion / Prison Abolitionist Philosophy From A Former Prisoner

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“Inside An Abandoned Panopticon Prison in Cuba” / Fidel Castro spent two years at Presidio Modelo in 1952 / 2017 / Image Courtesy: Atlas Obscura / https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/panopticon-prison-cuba Tony Cochran’s book Prison as Power: Being & State Contra Negativity & Notion is a call for further critique of the prison-industrial complex,…

Childish Gambino’s Adult Reminder: This is America

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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 02: A rolling art installation commenting on the state of politics in America sits in the road in Manhattan on November 2, 2016 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/ Courtesy: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/america-s-election-is-damaging-democracy-a-1120115.html Childish Gambino’s (b. 1983) Hiro Murai-directed music video This is America captures almost…

I AM NOT A POET

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Leon Kossoff (1959 – 1962) ‘Man in Wheelchair’ / Oil paint on wood / Last night, a Nightmare turned round on me, making a man of me, holding me past the threshold of an Old Man’s stare who’d been with me, detritus built up these 31 years past, and so…