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Contemporary Art Practices and the Politics of Aesthetics

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Meeting 1 (Oct 23rd): Insurrectionary Rhetoric and Institutional Critique 


Claire Fontaine "Giving Shape to Painful Things"
Claire Fontaine "Ready-Made Artist and Human Strike: A few Clarifications 
Claire Fontaine "Toward an Imageless Political Education"
Claire Fontaine "Footnotes on the State of Exception"

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Claire Fontaine and Hal Foster are speaking at CCA on Oct 30th.

7pm @ The Holdout (downstairs) 2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 19:00
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Hey Dena, Tuesday at BAM seems like a good suggestion. Are there time restraints on using those spaces?

Also as many of you heard Claire Fontaine is interested in meeting with our group. I know it is kind of last minute but we're still locking down the details for a meeting the week of the 12th-16th. 

Do people want to meet next week or would folks be interested in meeting twice the following week (our normal meeting ) and then meeting with CF? or just have the next time we meet be with CF? Thoughts?

What about Tuesday, November 13th? If people could assemble at around 5/5:30pm I could reserve a room at the Berkeley Art Museum, if not we could try to find some quiet space at a place like Farley's, the Commonwealth, Arbor....

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Hey y'all
I added the readings to a dropbox folder so hopefully people can access them all.

Also a reminder that Claire Fontaine is presenting at CCA tomorrow night.It starts at 7 but the theatre will probably fill up so get there earlier.
Hopefull see many of you there.

Next Meeting: Still working the details but the week of the 10th. AWC is visiting that week and is working on bring CF to our group. Weigh in on best days and times.



Hi! I'm one of the "Giving Shape" interviewers.

While I'm from out of town, I will be visiting that Bay from Nov 7-15, and will be spending time with CF.

Would you all be interested in an additional event that incorporates some of us?

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Get well soon y'all.  when do you want to next meet? bi-weekly, monthly? [thinking mid-November...] For those who can't make it think about what books/themes you want to talk about and leave it in the comments. Best, -M

I'm afraid I'm felled by illness as well. I was really looking forward!

Hey all,

I am down with the flu. Not going to make it tonight, so sorry. Just head to the Holdout and there should be someone to let you in, our meeting place is downstairs. I'll see you all next month...



This website is wacky. In some areas it says that the meeting is on the 24th, some say the 23rd. None say where?

Looking forward to the first meeting!




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