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It’s a question that’s popped up time and again throughout American history, and will undoubtedly continue to rears its head — at least so long as “Sweet Home Alabama” is a staple of classic rock radio. What, really, is the meaning of the Confederate flag? Is it simply a sign of Southern heritage, as former Rep. Ben Jones argued recently? Or is it a symbol of “treason in the defense of slavery,” as Campos writes?

It didn’t take long before the Confederate flag became a symbol of racism, expert James McPherson tells Salon

Finally finished my new painting for “Lacrima Acquarium”, a wonderful upcoming group exhibition in Rome…

Alessia Iannetti "Violiceps", graphite, watercolor and ink on wood, 30 x 30 cm, 2013.

LACRIMA AQUARIUM Institutional Group Exhibition

Acquario Romano Museum – Casa Dell’Architettura – Rome, Italy.

In collaboration with Dorothy Circus Gallery Curated by Alexandra Mazzanti and Giorgio de Finis From December 6th till December 30th 2013 opening reception friday December 6th 2013 at 6.30 pm

Lacrima Aquarium is a project curated by Alexandra Mazzanti and Giorgio de Finis, in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome. The exhibition is dedicated to the most essential and female element, the water and its possible memory which can feed and rebuild our lives. Lacrima Aquarium brings to the stage the works of 33 artists, painters and sculptors from the new international pop surrealism scene, which represents the vanguard of contemporary figurative art. The artworks some from private collections, some brand new, composed on the theme of Water, will express through a dreamlike vision, the meaning of what the “Mother Tear” brings inside itself of the collective imaginary. Drop by drop the artists will create for the inspiring hall of the Roman Aquarium the ghost of a mother’s womb able to accept new doctrines, dreams and thoughts. During the opening event will be displayed the art video by Arash Radpour “La Creazione” and will be as well presented the first and the second volumes of Dorothy Circus Gallery’s annual catalogue, published by Drago Publishing and worldwide distribiuted by Last Gasp.

Water Temed Artworks by: Esao Andrews, Chris Berens, Miss Van, Ray Caesar, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Scott Musgrove,Tara McPherson, Sas Christian & Colin Christian, Natalie Shau, Marion Peck, Crystal Chan, Afarin Sajedi, Zoe Byland, Seven Moods, Marco Tarascio, Clementine De Chabaneix, Naoto Hattori, Leila Ataya, Adam Wallacavage, Francesca Romana Di Nunzio, Kukula, Camille Rose Garcia, Aron Wiesenfeld, Mr. Klevra, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kwon Kyungyup, Alessia Iannetti, Paolo Guido, and video artwork by Arash Radpour Special guests Tim Biskup - Lladrò & Jaime Hayon – Lladrò

Sponsored by: Lladrò, DRAGO Publishing, Acquario Romano, Dorothy Circus Gallery

Madia Partner: HiFructose, Wall Street International, Beautiful Bizarre, LeCool

 

The 14,000 members of this Association, however, know that revision is the lifeblood of historical scholarship.

History is a continuing dialogue between the present and the past.

Interpretations of the past are subject to change in response to new evidence, new questions asked of the evidence, new perspectives gained by the passage of time.

There is no single, eternal, and immutable “truth” about past events and their meaning.

The unending quest of historians for understanding the past—that is, “revisionism”—is what makes history vital and meaningful. Without revisionism, we might be stuck with the images of Reconstruction after the American Civil War that were conveyed by D. W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation and Claude Bowers’s The Tragic Era. Were the Gilded Age entrepreneurs “Captains of Industry” or “Robber Barons”?

Without revisionist historians who have done research in new sources and asked new and nuanced questions, we would remain mired in one or another of these stereotypes.