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Fear II

In questioning diverse artistic practices that either have recourse or attempt to neutralize fear, this second issue dedicated to this theme endeavours to reflect on the feeling of fear experienced in day to day life. In addition to cinema and video (which we are more likely to associate spontaneously with fear), this issue also addresses painting, the installation, performance, and web art.

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Family

As the basis for social organization and the primary site of socialization, the family has drawn particular attention in the visual arts since the inception of art history. As contemporary art seems well engaged in an examination of cultural practices, the family, in all its forms, is returning to the spotlight. Many artists today revisit family traditions, sites, and taboos, challenge what has been held as unspeakable by digging into archives, and invent new, intimate forms of sociability out of biographical experiences. This issue reflects on family histories as they are rewritten in contemporary art.

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