CARA JORDAN is an art historian and editor whose research focuses on Joseph Beuys’s conceptual legacy in socially engaged art.
Mary Jane Jacob: Dewey For ArtistsBy Cara Jordan
Can art change the world? American philosopher and educational reformer John Dewey (1859 1952) certainly thought so. Dewey's progressive politics and their relationship to art, more specifically how they illustrate social practice art as an aesthetic experience, are the focus of Chicago-based curator Mary Jane Jacob's new book, Dewey for Artists.
Decoding Dictatorial StatuesBy Cara Jordan
Exactly two years ago, a horde of torch-wielding white nationalists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a statue of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a local park.