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Recent Articles & Book Chapters

“Participatory Surveillance & the Internet Commons,” BlackFlash: Art, Photography, New Media 30:1, 2013

“Ezra Pound, Man Ray and Vorticism in America, 1914-1917,” Vorticism: New Perspectives, Scott Klein and Mark Antliff, eds., London: Oxford University Press, 2013

“Stieglitz parmi les anarchists,” Carrefour Alfred Stieglitz, Jay Bochner and Jean-Pierre Montier, eds., 2012

“Anarchism and Art History,” The Continuum Companion to Anarchism, Ruth Kinna, ed., 2012

“Parodying Degeneration,” Boris Lurie: Prologue to a Retrospective, exh. cat. New York: Boris Lurie Foundation/Pierre Menard Gallery, 2011

“Situating Freedom: Jackson Mac Low, John Cage, and Donald Judd,” Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies 2:2, 2011

“Biocentrism and Anarchy: Herbert Read’s Modernism,” Biocentrism and Modernism, Oliver Botar and Isabel Wunsche, eds, Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2011.

“Anarchy, Power, and Post-Structuralism,” (reprint) Post-Anarchism: A Reader, Duane Rousselle and Süreyyya Evren, eds. London: Pluto Press, 2011


“Ever an Anarchist” (review of Creative Composites: Modernism, Race, and the Stieglitz Circle by Lauren Kroiz), Art History 36:5, 2013

Commerce by Artists, Luis Jacob, ed., Scapegoat 1:4, 2013

Please Touch: Dada and Surrealist Objects After the Readymade by Janine Mileaf, H-France 11:138, June 2011

Guest Editor

“Anarchist Modernism in Print,” Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 4:2, 2013

“Art and Anarchy,” Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies 2:2, 2011


Art, Anarchy & Activism – CBC Ideas, 2002 | Guernica: A Political Odyssey – CBC Ideas, 2007 |

CBC Ideas: Art, Anarchy & Activism
CBC Ideas: Guernica A Political Odyssey

Art, Anarchy and Activism discusses contemporary art, anarchism and activism, ranging from radical video to puppetry, comics, painting, poetry, printmaking and punk. Chicago’s Active Resistance Anarchist gathering in 1996, the Seattle shut-down of the WTO, demonstrations in Washington, D.C. against the IMF/World Bank, and Quebec City’s anti-FTAA protests are all discussed.

Included are interviews with World War 3 artists Kevin Pyle and Susan Simensky; Montreal cabaret artist and poet Norman Nawrocki; Philadelphia puppet-maker Matti Hart; curator and activist Nato Thompson; Josh MacPhee, author of Stencil Pirates; Chicago street artist Ben Rubin; Vancouver’s Mecca Normal; Toronto artists Rachel Rosen, Paul James, Kika Thorne and Adrian Blackwell, and Richard Mock, illustrator for Anarchy Magazine.

Guernica: A Political Odyssey discusses the political history of Picasso’s most famous painting, from its inception during the Spanish Civil War to the Iraq war of 2003.

Included are interviews with art historians Francis Fracina, Patricia Leighten, conservator Maria Garcia Yelo of the Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sophia, and activist Emily McGiffen. Featuring new music by composer Wolf Edwards.