Olga olga.panades at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 14:03:19 CEST 2009

Originally posted in Networked_performance:

+++++++   THE SOCIAL CRITIQUE: 1993-2005  ++++++++
September 12 - November 22, 2009. Opening: September 12, 2:00 pm
Kalmar, Sweden

The exhibition at Kalmar Art Museum will consist of more than 25
works. Starting from a more humoristic standpoint, social criticism
became increasingly hardcore and theoretically formulated and when
moving into its end phase it shifted towards an aesthetisised form.
The exhibition deals with subjects such as relational aesthetics, art
research and post colonial theory. It is interesting to notice that
the art of social criticism in reality grew out of the vacuum created
from the last economic crash of the 1980’s and that its strength
diminished with the influx of capital into the art world during the
last decade. Today the situation is partly the same as in the early
1990’s and there is an uncertainty/ openness about what is really
happening on the contemporary art scene, combined with an economic

Participating artists: Franz Ackermann, Maja Bajevic, Richard
Billingham, Angela Bulloch, Heath Bunting, Com&Com, Stefan
Constantinescu, Plamen Dejanov & Swetlana Heger, Maria Eichhorn,
Sylvie Fleury, Felix Gmelin, Johan Grimonprez, Jens Haaning, Swetlana
Heger, Christine Hill, Sabine Hornig, Isaac Julien, Peter Land,
Zbigniew Libera, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao
Guimarães, Anneé Olofsson, Tanja Ostojic, Oliver Ressler, Pipilotti
Rist, Annika Ström, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Elin Wikström and Zhang Huan.

Curator: Martin Schibli

The contribution by Elin Wikström, Hur skulled det gå om alla gjorde
så?, 1993, is taking place at the department store ICA Maxi
Stormarknad, Verkstadsgatan 6, Kalmar, between 8-14 of October.


Olga P Massanet

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