[-empyre-] introductory questions

Matthew Brower matthew.brower at utoronto.ca
Sun Nov 17 01:26:08 EST 2013

Hi Selmin,
Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I realize that my questions overlap with the questions you’ve identified yourself receiving from your colleagues about artivism. They stem from my uncertainty over whether artivism is a concept (with internal logics), a category (with parameters), an approach (with a toolkit or set of methods), or a brand (with a set of aspirational values). As I’ve been reflecting on this discussion I keep thinking that Owen’s comments linking artivism to marketing methodologies are pointing to something significant for understanding what artivism might or might not be. 
Another question that I’ve been trying to work through is whether artivism has a specific politics. Can there be right wing artivism? Are the Tea Party’s costumed stunts and actions a flavor of artivism? 

From: empyre-bounces at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au [empyre-bounces at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au] on behalf of Selmin Kara [selminkara at gmail.com]
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