Monthly Archives: July 2016

“Deus absconditus” and the emergence of modern radicalism (1)

Michael Triegel: “Deus absconditus” (2013) The Hidden God: Luther, Philosophy, and Political Theology by Marius Timmann Mjaaland is a new, important study of the emergence of the notion of deus absconditus which helps trace the distinction between the hidden and … Continue reading

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Leaving Plato’s cave for his studio (3)

What happens when a ceramic analyst of prehistoric excavations cultivates her own ceramic craftsmanship? When, in addition to returning, an an archeologist, to an ancient source, she is making her own start by sourcing something new? Dr. Despina Margomenou is … Continue reading

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Leaving Plato’s cave for his studio (2)

In 2007, Eleni Kalokyri, a wonderful Greek painter, turned her studio outside Athens into an installation that could be called “Plato’s Studio.” She populated it with representative examples from Όστρακα/Potsherds, a project that consisted of some 250 real untitled potsherds … Continue reading

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Leaving Plato’s cave for his studio (1)

[Remarks written at the invitation of visual artist Eleanor Rappe* when in 2003 the University of Michigan hosted one of her major exercises in “fictional archeology,” Plato’s Studio: Fragments & Restorations (2001), a post-modern installation of the philosopher’s studio which … Continue reading

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