Oscar Tuazon – SEX

Oscar Tuazon’s solo exhibition Sex contains a body of work that re-purposes the functionality of once operational objects into, well, something else. In some ways the work is destroyed, its original intention thwarted. But mainly, Tuazon’s intervention and de-construction of things like his bed, a mirror, and photographs establish a new meaning for these objects. […]


Pardon our dust…

We finally decided to join the 90s and convert our old site to this newfangled “weblogging” technology all the kids are talking about. Over the next month, we’ll be slowly migrating all of the old content to this new WordPress site, and adding the backlog of The Modernist Society Podcasts we’ve been promising along with […]

Art Architecture Design Travel

Alexander Girard

A brief look at one of this century’s most underrated designers. By Jason Mojica In 1965 when airline industry hot-shot Harding Lawrence resigned from Continental Airlines to kick-start the Texas-based Braniff International, he knew he needed to make dramatic changes. Lawrence called upon advertising maven, Mary Wells. “Listen, Mary, I need a very big idea […]

The New Internationalism Literature Politics

Marg bar Bowden? (A Fairly Tame Book Review of Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam)

By guest author, L.P. Omid If you want to find out why Mark Bowden wrote his latest book, Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam, a journalistic account of the events of the U.S. Embassy seizure and the subsequent hostage debacle over twenty-five years ago, beyond the obvious financial […]