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John J. Corso

JOHN J. CORSO is a Detroit-based art critic and an associate professor of contemporary art history and critical theory at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Pills, Protest, and Piracy

Last month, boats of artists docked at the Venice Biennale to protest the Guggenheim’s questionable global labor practices. Like pirates, the Occupy-inspired syndicalists established a Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ), what artist-activist (and Brooklyn Rail contributor) Hakim Bey suggests is a spontaneous social community of resistance.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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