• Top 100 Artist

    Alia Farid , b. 1985 Lives and works in Kuwait and Puerto Rico

    Alia Farid (b. 1985) lives and works in Kuwait and Puerto Rico, countries she is both from and whose complex colonial histories she reveals through drawings, objects, spatial installations and film. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from la Escuela de Arts Plasticas de Puerto Rico (San Juan), a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Visual Arts Program at MIT (Cambridge, MA), and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies and Critical Theory from the Programa d’Estudis Independents at MACBA (Barcelona). I began making work between art, architecture, and urban anthropology. Today I’m still interested in these areas, but with a more focused point on telling how…

  • Art Essays , Art Books, Philosophers

    Post-structuralism and Postmodernism

    Post-structuralism and Postmodernism Definitions Post-structuralism is an ontological and epistemological position that emerged in the latter part of the 20th century within the humanities and social sciences. It reflects a move beyond structuralist ontologies of the social world, including Marxism, structuralist anthropology and psychoanalysis, in which core social, cultural or psychological structures are considered to constrain strongly the possibilities of human action. Post-structuralism retains structuralist concerns with power relations but emphasises the role of knowledge and textual processes in achieving and sustaining relations of power. Postmodernism is closely associated with post-structuralism, and might be thought of as the “political wing” of the latter perspective, in the sense that is suspicious…

  • Top 100 Artist

    Diana Al Hadid , Syrian Born 1981, Brooklyn, New York.

    Diana Al-Hadid is known for a practice that spans media and scale and examines the historical frameworks and perspectives that shape our material and cultural assumptions. Al-Hadid’s sculptures, the panel works, and works on paper are built up with layers of material and history. Her rich, formal allusions across cultures and disciplines, drawing inspiration, not only from the history of distance civilizations but also from histories of the materials themselves.   In her first major public art project, Diana Al-Hadid (American, b. Aleppo, Syria 1981) combines aluminium, steel, fibreglass, concrete, polymer modified gypsum, and pigment in four sculptures installed across the Williams campus. Al-Hadid is best known for creating ghostly…