After the Art – Issue 10 – December 2020

Welcome to After the Art’s tenth issue.

We hope you enjoy these three essays:

“Semiotics of the Schoolroom” by Jenny Wu

“The Imaginary Battle of the Argonne” by Kimmo Rosenthal

“Golden Lies” by Aaron Hicks

We’ve also started a Facebook page, which you can follow for posts about future issues as well as exhibits, articles, books, essays, and sites that might be of interest.

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Semiotics of the Schoolroom

by Jenny Wu


In the fall and winter of 2019, the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, where I lived, went to school, and occasionally taught, held an exhibition of the work of multidisciplinary artist Bethany Collins.[1]

At the entrance of the museum, I saw, to my right, Odyssey: 1852/1980, made up of two juxtaposed translations of the same passage from Book 13 of Homer’s Odyssey. Continue reading “Semiotics of the Schoolroom”

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