traces of new york

I felt strongly moved to explore the problems of humanity, its origin and destiny, and I spent a number of quiet hours in the New York Public Library tracing the confused course of civilization. With a very few exceptions modern authorities downgraded all systems of idealistic philosophy and the deeper aspects of comparative religion. Translations of classical authors could differ greatly, but in most cases the noblest thoughts were eliminated or denigrated. Those more sincere authors whose knowledge of ancient languages was profound were never included as required reading, and scholarship was based largely upon the acceptance of a sterile materialism.
—  Manly P. Hall
Art Fall Preview: From East Coast to West Coast. From Concrete to Ethereal.

The New York Timespreviews fall’s most-anticipated exhibitions, including Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter, which is now on view.

[Installation view of Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 1, 2016–January 22, 2017. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar]

(via Art Fall Preview: From East Coast to West Coast. From Concrete to Ethereal.)

Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter at MoMA

Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter is a “visceral” and “powerful multi-media display” exploring the global refugee crisis. Read Architectural Record’s review of the exhibition. 

[Installation view of Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 1, 2016-January 22, 2017. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar]

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what pissed me off today about the women’s day was that many people and also media here were like “if you don’t consider the women’s day a communistic old hat…." 

you must be fuckin kidding me, this holiday can be traced back to 8th March 1857 when garment workers in New York City staged a protest against inhumane working conditions and low wages - literally 62 years before the Communist Party was established in USA.

The fact that this holiday was celebrated during the communistic era doesn’t mean it is communistic, it’s freaking international man and today it has totally nothing to do with political systems but only with women and girls, simply everyone identifying as a woman. It’s a holiday for expressing our love, support and respect for women + TODAY IS ALSO AN ANTI-SEXISM DAY AND THIS ISSUE IS SO DAMN IMPORTANT THESE DAYS

so everyone just shut the hell up about the International Women’s Day being a communistic holiday if you know nothing about it and simply let us, women, have one freaking day in the year dedicated to us, this is why we need feminism

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TRACES: Polka bombing in New York, check it out!

TRACES is the name of our upcoming 600+ pages book about street bombing but also a series of videos featuring live bombing from different cities around the globe. Video number four features Polka when he did a visit to New York City, check it out!