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Urgent Is to Take a Distance

Volume 10, Number 5, September/October 2011
by Hou Hanru

Article Description

A letter from Hou Hanru to Hans Ulrich Obrist, reflecting on the contemporary moment and the exhilarating and devastating events, man-made or natural, that have affected the world during the past few months. He deliberates upon how art can make a relevant political statement within such compelling times.

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Hou Hanru, Hans Ulrich Obrist, critical distance, critical engagement, distancing effect, image consumption, contemporary globalization,