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I have a PhD in Art History from Brown University and taught in several American universities.

My latest project is kurizambutto, a satirical Facebook page about the Mexican contemporary art scene, which consists of a parody of this country's most famous art gallery, kurimanzutto.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kurizambutto/477222375647671

I have received fellowships from the Fulbright, Mellon and SSRC Foundations and currently manage a new media arts space in Guadalajara, Laboratorio Sensorial.

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The Accidental Archivist: Criticism on Facebook, and How to Preserve It


Interesting post.

One must also consider the issue of online censorship as well as other limits placed on content. Javier Pulido and myself had an online institutional critique project, Kurizambutto, which was shut down by Facebook. This fell within the company's policies, but it is indicative of the fragility you discussed in your article.

Since we were mocking Mexico's foremost contemporary gallery and artist (Kurimanzutto and Gabriel Orozco), someone specialized in art law found a way to shut down our Facebook page and even one of our websites by using copyright infringement as an excuse. We were able to archive most of the page since we foresaw this was going to happen, but many of those interactions, images and likes have been lost.

Link to Kurizambutto's page at Rhizome:
http://rhizome.org/portfolios/artwork/56916/

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The new URL:

Kurizambutto BACK - substitute of original page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kurizambutto-BACK/159280534259347

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This project has been taken down due to alleged copyright infringement.


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