Monthly Archive: February 2014

Any Construction is a Socially Responsible Act: Interview with Igor Kovačevič

Igor Kova?evi? is an architect and a founding member of the Center for Central European Architecture (CCEA), a nonprofit organization in the Czech Republic devoted to the research and promotion of contemporary architecture (www.ccea.cz). The CCEA formulates a theory of architecture that takes into account the Central European experience and organizes projects, publications, lectures and workshops. Many of its projects deal with the social and political context of the urban environment, for instance Vision for the Prague Magistrala studies the history of Prague’s main arterial road and tries to create pressure on local politicians in order to alleviate car traffic … Read more

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor regarding Professor Caroline A. Jones’s article “Anthropophagy in São Paulo’s Cold War”, published in ARTMargins,  2:1 and the author’s response. 

Mr. Sven Spieker
Editor
ARTmargins

Dear Mr. Spieker,

I am writing regarding Professor Caroline Jones’s article “Anthropophagy in São Paulo’s Cold War”, published in ARTmargins, volume 2, number 1. As a scholar working on the history of art in Brazil, I read the article with interest, and found it problematic in several ways.

The author argues that she does not “question existing periodizations or canons of Brazilian art.” This is legitimate enough; the problem, … Read more