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Issue 26, the Protocols - “Conflict: Antagonism and Creation"

(04.4.2013)

Issue 26, winter 2012, of the E-Journal History and Theory: the Protocols - “Conflict: Antagonism and Creation”, is now accessible on our website in English and in Hebrew.

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 The current issue (eds. Yona Weitz and Na'aman Hirschfeld) concentrates on the concept of 'Conflict'. The intellectual engagement with 'Conflict' as a concept in the dual sense of an ideational and experiential model, offers the possibility of locating, analyzing and discussing the tensions, processes and situations that define, locate and often contain art and culture relative to the social, political, historical and every-day. This concept can make manifest the complex intertwining of objects, discursive fields, and artistic and cultural phenomena; situate these in space, time and thought; explain and clarify creative processes; define and/or deconstruct something of the duality theory/practice; and illuminate the tension between art and the sensibility and flexibility that manifests in dialogic relations and “generic interactions”. Of course, relative to these elements, the issue of conflict has a special importance in the Israeli intellectual discourse, which, arising from a place and time that are characterized by schisms, collisions and struggles, is itself significantly ‘conflictual’.
  The issue opens with Efrat Hildesheim's article "Guerilla Gardening and the Multitude", followed by Chen Mor's and Karina S. Linetsky's "Housing Spaces in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia: a Textual Journey from Social Construction to Institutional Deconstruction"; David Goss' "Planned Ambiguity: a Design Conflict"; Irit Katz's article "No Way Out or what is a Minor Architecture?"; Nana Ariel's "'The Art of Making Manifestos': the Fuzzy Borders between Manifestos and Art in the Recent Social Struggle"; Diego Lazzarich's "Conflict and Creation: The Futurist Paradigm"; Sharon Ribak's "The Critique of Historicism and Progress: Walter Benjamin's Ethical-Messianic Time Concept"; David Sperber's "Ambivalent Discourse and the Productive Look in the Work of Ruth Kestenbaum Ben-Dov"; and Said Sliman's article "The Properties and the Regulation of Conflicts in the Arab Towns Relating to Land Ownership".
 
  The issue contains as well four virtual exhibitions: "A Woman in the Big Cities: Wandering - Traces Around the House - Photographs 1982-2012" (Rivka Dvora Mayer); "Invisible Conflicts" (Orit Siman-Tov), accompanied by a text by Amos Morris-Reich; "Red Lines" (Karin Eliyahu). The virtual exhibition that closes this issue is "BC – AD: a Contemporary Look at Flint Tools", by Dov Ganchrow and Ami Drach. The latter passed away lately and the issue is dedicated to his memory.