┐ April, 25th └

photo © family archive, 1974 WHAT ARE THE REVOLUTIONARY COUNCILS? Prior to 1933. the Portuguese working class had been able to conduct its economic struggle openly through the trade unions. On September 23 of that year. a fascist trade union law was passed. modelled explicitly on the repressive .. Carta Lavori” instituted byMussolini in Fascist…

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┐ Agamben └

© Luis Palácios, 2012 “Now we can begin to understand why ceremonial and liturgy are so essential to power. It is a question of holding them and registering them in a separate sphere of the central inactivity of human life. Power places solidly at its centre, in the form of celebration and glory, what appears…

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┐ Vincent Cordebard └

© Vincent Cordebard, Untitled, from Etudes pour Les attentats à la pudeur © Vincent Cordebard, Untitled, from Etudes pour Les attentats à la pudeur © Vincent Cordebard, Untitled, from Etudes pour Les attentats à la pudeur It’s one of those rare, and thus special occasions, when I find a body of work I completely connect…

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┐ Leigh Ledare └

© Leigh Ledare, Me and mom in photobooth, 2008 © Leigh Ledare, Mom and me in mirror, 2002 “Indeed, Ledare’s work reveals signs that the relationship between mother and son is also one of professional complicity. In an interview printed on the book’s cover, Peterson defines herself as the ‘model’ who is ‘working her butt…

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┐ Davide Maione └

© Davide Maione, Reaching © Davide Maione, Beaten (left) and Appeal (right), from Outlines and Annotations © Davide Maione, What it takes to keep a young girl alive “What It Takes to Keep a Young Girl Alive is a diptych of photographs that takes its title from a short story by Jayne Anne Phillips. Whilst being the…

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