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Fascinating article by Laura Cugusi in the Egypt Independent about the transformative role of contemporary art – “What will art do about change? Oh wait, but what is change?”.  It brings together a range of voices from the current struggles in the Middle East with a consideration (appropriately questioning and critical) of the new ‘quirky’ being promulgated by the interesting folk at Metamodernism.  Cugusi’s piece plays nicely with the paradoxes and ambiguities of contemporary art’s tricksterish role with respect to ‘change’.

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