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The Absent Emergency

In his recently published Being At Large, philosopher Santiago Zabala writes: “In the age of alternative facts, facts have also been framed, that is, stripped of all the interpretative, institutional, and social support they once could count on.” Navigating an ever-expanding bog of information, detached from contextual grounding while being relentlessly politicized or infused with […]

Rescue Into Emergency

Now comes philosopher Santiago Zabala, in an interview from the invaluable ongoing Histories of Violence series convened by the Los Angeles Review of Books. Images are from an environmental installation by artists Pekka Niittyvirta and Timo Aho: Lines.                   ˜˜˜˜˜ About Lines, Niittyvirta and Aho offer the […]

Emergency Aesthetics

Now comes philosopher Santiago Zabala with a brief essay that resonates strongly with a major theme here at DP: “Turning to Art’s Demands”. The images are from Nele Azevedo’s ongoing series of “melting man” sculptures. ˜˜˜˜˜ We look forward to Zabala’s forthcoming book, Why Only Art Can Save Us: Aesthetics and the Absence of Emergency (2017).