Elliot J. Reichert is a Chicago-based curator, critic, and editor.


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The Avant-Garde of Human Rights

Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, “The Lawless Line,” 2010. Photo: Amina Bech

Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, “The Lawless Line,” 2010. Photo: Amina Bech

The notion of an artistic practice of human rights might seem like an unaffordable luxury in the present world order. However, artists historically have borne the burden of such avant-gardism, running ahead of the world as we see it and showing us the future before we can imagine it for ourselves.

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