[NetBehaviour] Crisis at the ICA: Ekow Eshun's Experiment in Deinstitutionalisation

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Thu Feb 11 23:22:59 CET 2010


Hey curt,


mmm. I reckon if we go by your criteria there would be no furtherfield and all the other bits that go along with it, it's a bit more complicated than that surely, which is why we are right now discussing this stuff!

Stuart




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>From: "Helen Pritchard" <hvpritchard at gmail.com>
>To: <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
>Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] Crisis at the ICA: Ekow Eshun's Experiment in
>	Deinstitutionalisation
>Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:07:09 +0000
>
>me too!
>thankyou for your reply Curt -
>Helen
>On 11 Feb 2010, at 18:43, marc garrett wrote:
>
>> I like that also...
>>
>> marc
>>> Curt,
>>>
>>> Beautiful!
>>>
>>> Tony
>>>
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>>> 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  
>>>> pursue
>>>> 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  
>>>> institutions
>>>> (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  
>>>> is
>>>> itself always already modulated by larger forces.
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>> Curt
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>   With participatory,conversational, collaborative, temporary,  
>>>>> fluid
>>>>> 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?
>>>>>
>>>>> best
>>>>> Helen
>>>>> www.helenpritchard.info
>>>>
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