CHIROT ZERO ZINE--ANNOUNCING NEW BLOG

Dear Followers, Friends, fellow Workers:

I have just begun a new blog/zine called
Chirot Zero Zine A Heap of Rubble--
Anarkeyology of hand eye ear notations
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http://chirotzerozine.blogspot.com
the blog is more exusively concerned than this one with presenting essays, reviews (inc. "bad reviews") , Visual Poetry, Sound Poetry, Event Scores, Manifestos, Manifotofestos, rantin' & raving, rock'roll, music all sorts--by myself and others--if you are interested in being a contributor, please feel free to contact me at david.chirot@gmail.com
as with this blog, the arts are investigated as a part of rather than apart from the historical, economic, political actualities of yesterday, today, & tomorrow
as with al my blogs--
contributions in any language are welcome

Free Leonard Peltier

Free Leonard Peltier
The government under pretext of security and progress, liberated us from our land, resources, culture, dignity and future. They violated every treaty they ever made with us. I use the word “liberated” loosely and sarcastically, in the same vein that I view the use of the words “collateral damage” when they kill innocent men, women and children. They describe people defending their homelands as terrorists, savages and hostiles . . . My words reach out to the non-Indian: Look now before it is too late—see what is being done to others in your name and see what destruction you sanction when you say nothing. --Leonard Peltier, Annual Message January 2004 (Leonard Peltier is now serving 31st year as an internationally recognized Political Prisoner of the United States Government)

Injustice Continues: Leonard Peltier Again Denied Parole

# Injustice continues: Leonard Peltier denied parole‎ - By Mahtowin A wave of outrage swept the progressive community worldwide at the news that Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier was denied parole on Aug. ... Workers World - 2 related articles » US denies parole to American Indian activist Leonard Peltier‎ - AFP - 312 related articles » # Free Leonard Peltier 2009 PRISON WRITINGS...My Life Is My Sun Dance Leonard Peltier © 1999. # Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance - by Leonard Peltier, Harvey Arden - 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In 1977, Leonard Peltier... books.google.com/books?isbn=0312263805... - # Leonard Peltier, American Indian Activist, Denied Parole And Won't ... Aug 21, 2009 ... BISMARCK, ND — American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, imprisoned since 1977 for the deaths of two FBI agents, has been denied parole ... www.huffingtonpost.com/.../leonard-peltier-american_n_265764.html - Cached - Similar - #

Gaza--War Crime: Collective Punishment of 1.5 Million Persons--Recognized as "The World's Largest Concentration Camp"

Number of Iraquis Killed Since USA 2003 Invasion began

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator

US & International Personnel losses in Iraq &Afghanistan; Costs of the 2 Wars to US


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,667
icasualties.org/oif/

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 1,453
http://icasualties.org/oef/


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Cost of War in Iraq

$691,188,637,164

Cost of War in Afghanistan
$229,137,844,021

The cost in your community

www.nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

flickr: DEATH FROM THIS WINDOW/DOORS OF GUANTANAMO--Essays, Links, Video-- US use of Torture

VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual

Cracking World’s Walls & Codes Concrete & Virtual


VISUAL POETRY/MAIL ART CALL
No Sieges, Tortures, Starvation & Surveillance
GAZA-GUANTANAMO-ABU GHRAIB—THE GLOBE
Deadline/Fecha Limite: SinsLimite/ongoing
Size: No limit/Sin Limite
No Limit on Number of Works sent
No Limit on Number of Times New Works Are Sent
Documentation: on my blog
http://davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com
Addresses: david.chirot@gmail.com
David Baptiste Chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208
USA

Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'



Miss Universe Visits Guantanamo: 'A Loooot Of Fun!'


The current 'Miss Universe' Dayana Mendoza (formerly Miss Venezuela) and 'Miss America' Crystal Stewart visited US troops stationed in Guantanamo Bay on March 20th, the New York Times reports. Here's Mendoza's account of the visit from her pageant blog last Friday. She says the trip "was a loooot of fun!"

This week, Guantánamo!!! It was an incredible experience...All the guys from the Army were amazing with us. We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting. We took a ride with the Marines around the land to see the division of Gitmo and Cuba while they were informed us with a little bit of history.


The water in Guantánamo Bay is soooo beautiful! It was unbelievable, we were able to enjoy it for at least an hour. We went to the glass beach, and realized the name of it comes from the little pieces of broken glass from hundred of years ago. It is pretty to see all the colors shining with the sun. That day we met a beautiful lady named Rebeca who does wonders with the glasses from the beach. She creates jewelry with it and of course I bought a necklace from her that will remind me of Guantánamo Bay :)

I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Une Idee, une Forme, un Etre - Poesie/Politique du corporel at migros museum fur gegenwartskunst



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September 24, 2010






migros museum für gegenwartskunst



Alina Szapocznikow, "Cendrier d'Ambiance," 1972
B/W photographs, contact sheet, letter, 75 x 115 cm.*



Une Idée, une Forme, un Être –
Poésie/Politique du corporel

25 September – 28 November 2010

Opening:
Friday, 24th September 2010, 6pm


migros museum für gegenwartskunst / Hubertus Exhibitions
Albisriederstrasse 199a
8047 Zürich, Switzerland
hubertus-exhibitions.ch / migrosmuseum.ch

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Ai Weiwei – Regina José Galindo – Teresa Margolles – Gianni Motti – Eftihis Patsourakis – Pamela Rosenkranz – Martin Soto Climent – Loredana Sperini – Alina Szapocznikow


The exhibition unites works by eight international contemporary artists as well as by Alina Szapocznikow (1926–1973). The material qualities of these works are distinguished by their close contact with, or derivation from, the human body. In contradistinction to the mechanisms of visual shock in 1980s and 1990s Abject art, where corporeality was a central theme, the use of these materials can here be described as subject to rigorous formal aesthetic reduction. The result is a tension between the object's reduced form and the energy it is endowed with by the absent body. The renewed interest in how to transmit corporeality in works of art, in the 'imprints of the human,' opens art-historical, sociopolitical, but also poetic perspectives on art. In the history of Western art, the human body and its 'traces' have long been a central topic—as an object of anatomical examination, for instance, or as a body of meaning to be venerated in the relic. To this day, the discourse around relics—be they body parts of a saint, his or her possessions, or objects that have been in contact with other relics—and the related discourse of the vera icon (the 'true image') play an important role in Catholicism, but also in Buddhism. The works included in the exhibition draw on these discourses, among other sources, taking them further toward an 'anthropology of the image' (Hans Belting). Unlike the vera icon, however, which is an object of veneration, the works shown in the exhibition are distinguished by their Janus-like character, permitting of a double reading: a sociopolitical one, but a poetic one as well. This double reading is made possible by an excess in the reduction of signification taking place on the formal-aesthetic level. In the simplicity of their gesture, the works refer to a conceptual-minimalist strategy while being charged with history. The concepts of the readymade and the objet trouvé likewise play an important role for the artists included in the exhibition. Their works can be read as repositories of knowledge, vessels of memory, or as performative works of art that also take up the idea of the contact relic in the classical sense.

Curator of the exhibition: Raphael Gygax

ARTIST TALK WITH LOREDANA SPERINI: On Wednesday, 27th October, at 7pm, a discussion with Loredana Sperini will take place in the exhibition, mediated by Raphael Gygax.

ARTIST TALK WITH PAMELA ROSENKRANZ: On Wednesday, 10th November at 7pm, a discussion with Pamela Rosenkranz will take place in the exhibition, mediated by Raphael Gygax.

LECTURE BY JUDITH WELTER: FAMA VOLAT – SPECULATION, RUMOUR AND ANECDOTES AS ARTISTIC MATERIAL: On Wendesday, 24th November, at 7pm Taking Judith Welter, art historian and conservator of the collection at the migros museum für gegenwartskunst, will deliver a lecture on the subject of ephemera in contemporary art.

PRESS: For visual material and further information please go to: presse@migrosmuseum.ch

NEW ADDRESS FOR EXHIBITION VISITS:
migros museum für gegenwartskunst / Hubertus Exhibitions
Albisriederstrasse 199a
8047 Zürich

Tram 3 / Bus 72 until "Hubertus"
Tues / Wed / Fri Midday–6pm, Thurs Midday–8pm, Sat / Sun 11–5pm. On Thursdays 5pm – 8pm, entrance is free of charge.

hubertus-exhibitions.ch / migrosmuseum.ch

The migros museum für gegenwartskunst is an institution of the Migros-Kulturprozent. migros-kulturprozent.ch


*Image above:
Copyright: The Estate of Alina Szapocznikow - Piotr Stanislawski.
Courtesy of BROADWAY 1602, New York.










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