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Nayruz Holdings

A contribution by the Platform for (un)Solicited Research and Advice: manifestaplatform.org

A fictitious holdings company, created by Jordanian artist, Oraib Toukan. The company proposes to auction off the Middle East in the year 2012, based on a 100-year leasehold, factoring in inflation and perceptions of political and economic risk now and in the future. Toukan assesses each county’s risk, by consulting various game theorists, image consultants and diplomatic representatives, in order to gain a plausible picture of the sellability of the the various Middle Eastern countries. Her corporate intervention was presented in 2009 at the Istanbul Biennial, under the name, “The Equity is in the Circle (2007-2009) where she included video interviews, email correspondence, and her very own branding campaign for Nayruz- with the slogan being: “Own this view, and everything in it.”

http://www.oraibtoukan.com

News

‘New is, in effect, what is in a society’s mind’, M. Stephens, A History of News, 1988.

BBC news, CNN, SBS News,

What news do you watch? email links to abc.aesthetic.journalism@googlemail.com.

Why are some things news and others not?

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Micheal Jackson news cover

The-sun

The Sun

How have artists and designers explored the form and content of newspapers and news broadcasts?

Ian Breakwell, episode in a small town library, 1970

Ian Breakwell, episode in a small town library, 1970

Bob & Roberta Smith, The World and Everything and Everyone on it is a Shit Bag Installation, 2008 and Ian Breakwell, The News, 1980

Bob & Roberta Smith, The World and Everything and Everyone on it is a Shit Bag Installation, 2008 and Ian Breakwell, The News, 1980

Kim Rugg - I'm Not in Charge, 2008; newsprint (The New York Times)

Kim Rugg - I'm Not in Charge, 2008; newsprint (The New York Times)

KImm Rugg, Don’t Mention the War

KImm Rugg, Don’t Mention the War

Robert Sollis, Good News

Robert Sollis, Good News

As Alfredo Jaar has communicated in his piece ‘Untitled, Newsweek’, the media is selective about what it allows to be news. Information structured as news tells people what is important, what we should know and think about.

Untitled; Newsweek, Alfredo Jaar

A contribution by the Platform for (un)Solicited Research and Advice: manifestaplatform.org

Every week on Wednesday Hans Aarsman (photographer/writer) writes about photo(s) in a spread in the Volkskrant, one of the biggest newspapers in The Netherlands, that caught his eye in the ‘news feed’. He discusses all kind of photos but mainly news photos that are not ‘digestible/interesting’ enough for the norms of a daily newspaper. He is a kind of mediator between the ‘feed’ of the newspaper and its readers.

He ‘zooms in’ on these photos, grasping every element that is visible and could lead to a new interpretation of what we are seeing. Little details can be the starting point of new interpretations and a better understanding of what is happening.

“There is not one truth. At least there are seven”. (Quote from Hans Aarsman, De Aarsman Collectie, 2005 Nai Publishers, Rotterdam)

Hans Aarsman is on twitter: twitter.com/Hansaarsman

De Volkskrant, Wednesday 3th of February 2010

Port au Prince Haïti, 25th of January 2010, photo Tomas Bravo/Reuters


De Volkskrant, Wednesday 10th of February 2010

A Friday afternoon in North Brabant, Holland photo Erik Haverhals/ANP

Nineteen Eighty Four / Newspeak

This is my favourite book. In Nineteen Eighty-Four the members of the Inner Party are developing a language for popular use called Newspeak. In the back of the book there is an appendix detailing its history and usage.

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Newspeak, Nineteen Eighty Four, George Orwell

The aim of Newspeak is to eradicate the possibility of rebellious thoughts and intellectual inquiry by removing  words  that would represent these concepts from language. In Nineteen Eighty Four, the Party controls all modes of communication such as the news, television and beyond, and therefore all aspects of history and truth.

Not the Nine O’clock News


Nanni Moretti

Written by Fay Nicolson

01/11/2009 at 5:32 pm

Posted in N

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