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George Orwell is the most famous English language writer of the 20th century, the author of Animal Farm and 1984. What was he trying to tell us and what is his genius?    

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Michel Foucault was a philosophical historian who questioned many of our assumptions about how much better the world is today compared with the past. When he looked at the treatment of the mad, at the medical profession and at sexuality, he didn’t see the progress that’s routinely assumed. If you like our films, take a […]

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Governments Lie: Howard Zinn on Class Warfare, Immigration, Justice, Film and History (2007)

From 1956 through 1963, Zinn chaired the Department of History and social sciences at Spelman College. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0872864758/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0872864758&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=93d540e35b015c5d05c1546b8ddb2e84 He participated in the Civil Rights Movement and lobbied with historian August Meier “to end the practice of the Southern Historical Association of holding meetings at segregated hotels”. While at Spelman, Zinn served as an […]

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On this edition of Conversations with History, UC Berkeley’s Harry Kreisler is joined by linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky to discuss activism, anarchism and the role the United States plays in the world today. Series: “Conversations with History” [6/2002] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 6568]

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Noam Chomsky is an eminent American theoretical linguist, cognitive scientist and philosopher, who radically changed the arena of linguistics by assuming language as a uniquely human, biologically based cognitive capacity. He suggested that innate traits in the human brain give birth to both language and grammar. The most important figure in ?cognitive revolution? and ?analytic […]

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MOCA Director Philippe Vergne, USC?s Suzanne Hudson, and artist Mary Weatherford discuss the work of Mark Rothko. Rothko?s paintings strive to express complex human emotions through vast color fields vibrating against one another. The works are physically bound by the edges of the canvas, but their impact lays in the experience of viewing. Director: Alexa […]

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Artist Gabriel Kuri and MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth take a look at Gabriel Orozco?s multidimensional practice. Engaging painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and installation, Orozco explores the very nature of creative and artistic production. Director: Alexa Karolinski Camera: Caleb Heller Editor: Grace Kline Music: Ben Sterling Color Grade: Nick Sanders, The Mill Sound Mix: Owen […]

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MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson and artist Catherine Opie discuss MOCA?s Parsons collection, which consists of numerous works from post-war photographers Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Gary Winogrand, Danny Lyon, and Lee Friedlander. The photographs in the collection collectively trace the maturation of photography from journalistic tool into an artistic medium of its own. […]

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MOCA Assistant Curator Lanka Tattersall and artist Maren Hassinger discuss the work of Senga Nengudi. Since the 1970s, Nengudi has pushed the boundaries of sculpture and performance. Nengudi brings a particular spatial and material awareness to her work, treating objects in a way that reference her body and the female body as a biological and […]

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Artist Harry Dodge, USC Professor of Art History Megan R. Luke and MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth discuss Robert Rauschenberg?s Combines. In these works, Rauschenberg removes the boundaries between painting and sculpture and turns his attention toward exploring the shared spaces between art and life. This fluidity is a part of Rauschenberg?s legacy that has […]

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MOCA Assistant Curator Lanka Tattersall, former MOCA Chief Curator Paul Schimmel, and artist Barbara T. Smith discuss the late Chris Burden. Burden is perhaps best known for his daring performance works, including the famous Shoot (1971). Burden?s later career was characterized by large-scale sculptures such as those found in MOCA?s permanent collection. Burden?s work continually […]

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Artist Mary Weatherford, USC Professor of Art History Suzanne Hudson and MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth explore Abstract Expressionism. Weatherford Hudson and Molesworth discuss the heterogeneity of the Abstract Expressionists and the two men, Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, who drew them together through their aggressive historicization of this moment in painting. Director: Andrew van […]

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Artists George Herms and Betye Saar and MOCA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth discuss assemblage. Assemblage, a practice of art production that combines disparate everyday objects and materials to create new meanings and forms, rose to popularity among American artists following World War II. Artists like Herms and Saar aim to produce work that recycles, recontextualizes, […]

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