Around the World: Jeremy Scahill’s “Dirty Wars,” Latin America’s Alfredo Jaar, and Istanbul’s Museum of Innocence
In this month's edition of "Around the World," Tom Gallagher examines Jeremy Scahill's book and just-released documentary film Dirty Wars: a revelatory investigation into America's covert unit JSOC, national security policy under President Obama, and secret American raids taking place in countries all over the world often leading to civilian casualties. In addition: two feature articles on one of the great Latin American contemporary artists today, Alfredo Jaar, whose work delves into the mechanisms of how we relate to the world; and Kay Genc reports on Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence in his latest dispatch from Istanbul.
Tom Gallagher responds to Jeremy Scahill's groundbreaking investigation into JSOC and the ramifications of a global "War on Terror" spinning out of control.
Elena Shtromberg examines how one of Latin America's great contemporary artists, Alfredo Jaar, nudges us into a more heightened perception about the world.
A little more than 500 days has passed since Orhan Pamuk opened the doors of the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. Kaya Genc takes us there.
Caille Millner is the author of a memoir, The Golden Road: Notes on my Gentrification. She is an editorial writer and cultural columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle.
Elena Shtromberg is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah. She received her PhD from the Department of Art History at UCLA. She specializes in contemporary Latin American art, with a specific focus on Brazil and the U.S.-Mexico Border region. Her book project, Art Systems: Brazil and the1970s (forthcoming with the University of Texas Press) focuses on the encounter of artistic practice with information and systems theories in the politicized climate of the 1970s.
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