[NetBehaviour] Crisis at the ICA: Ekow Eshun's Experiment in Deinstitutionalisation
hvpritchard at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 20:07:09 CET 2010
thankyou for your reply Curt -
On 11 Feb 2010, at 18:43, marc garrett wrote:
> I like that also...
>> *Antonio Dias:*
>> *Horizons of Significance:*
>> *Fine Lines*
>> On Feb 11, 2010, at 1:21 PM, Curt Cloninger wrote:
>>> Hi Helen (and all),
>>> It seems to me that for an artist, the next tactical turn is to not
>>> bother about the next tactical turn (don't bother to make it; don't
>>> bother to refuse to make it). The next move is to follow the topics,
>>> interests, and concepts of one's own practice, however long they may
>>> take to develop, into whichever communities of shared interest they
>>> may lead (on or off the popular radar). The less dependent one's art
>>> is on any particular "tactical" approach ("institutional critique,"
>>> "hacktivism," "relational aesthetics"), the more free it is to
>>> its own peculiar ends. Indeed, what fruitful, monstrous, utterly
>>> irrelevant situations may emerge?
>>> If I spend all my energy making art that seeks to avoid being
>>> commodified by the spectacle, I'm always already being influenced by
>>> the spectacle. It seems almost a requisite, then, to be willing to
>>> move into art practices that don't necessarily involve "art"
>>> (writing, design, urban planning, nursing, geology, advertising). It
>>> is not a matter of outpacing institutions; it may be a matter of
>>> using institutions to make moves that reverberate beyond
>>> (beyond museum systems, gallery systems, biennial systems, new media
>>> festival systems, academic seminar systems, online art discussion
>>> group systems). Then one begins addressing larger forces without
>>> being constrained to act solely within the sandbox of "art," which
>>> itself always already modulated by larger forces.
>>>> With participatory,conversational, collaborative, temporary,
>>>> approaches all being appropriated so quickly into institutional
>>>> policies and communication being commodified by social networking
>>>> sites.. has really made me wonder what the next 'turn' will have
>>>> to be
>>>> in artists tactics
>>>> What new approaches will emerge?
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