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Gillian Wearing takeover: How would you dance in... →
Much of so-called dematerialized art may have complicated the conventional...– Miwon Kwon, “Exchange Rate”, 2003
What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which...– Michel Foucault. (1991) . ‘On the genealogy of ethics: An overview of work in progress’. In Paul Rabinow, (ed.), The Foucault Reader. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin, p. 350.
Going Public – Telling it as it is? →
Going Public – Telling it as it is? is a three-day symposium aimed at exploring storytelling as a mode of production and reception of public art. It features a series of lecture performances and artist commissions spread throughout the city of Bilbao, and is accompanied by a closed network meeting in Vitoria-Gasteiz that draws together selected professionals in the field.
Melbourne's sickest suburbs revealed | Wyndham |... →
”When it comes to urban planning, we are building suburbs that in 20 years will be ghettos of ill health,” said Margaret Beavis, a Melbourne doctor who appeared before the inquiry.
The banality of evil transmutes into the banality of sentimentality. The world...– Teju Cole on Kony and the White Savior Industrial Complex · alexismadrigal · Storify
The complicated art of Michael Rakowitz.... →
“I’m not interested in colonizing brains,” he replied. “I see the truck as a potentially healing gesture, not that it has to be. I don’t have delusions that it will perform the hard work of healing traumas. I do believe there can be an aesthetic of good intentions, but I’m leery of saying what those are. No, I’m not going to tell anyone it’s...
Be Aware: Nick Kristof’s Anti-Politics – The New... →
Kristof’s kind of awareness-raising is a vacuous (and vapid) tautology that motivates no social change but rather exists to serve itself, an endlessly churning machine to project the ultimate liberal humanitarian fantasy: a clean, orderly, decent world without having to change anything. His glosses become social facts that are difficult to displace. … Desire has changed, and it can change...
On the genre of “Raising Awareness about Someone... →
Dissensus and the politics of collaborative... →
I believe in the continued value of disruption, with all its philosophical...– Claire Bishop, 2006
Gillian Wearing: 'I've always been a bit of a... →
Voina Explains Why Firebombing a Police Tank Is a... →
Asked if Voina had exceeded the boundaries of performance art with its politically-motivated actions, Plutser-Sarno responded, “If an artist follows rules, canons, norms, he is dead. An artist should be walking on the razor’s edge between art and non-art, between death and life.” That territory is certainly where Voina is headed, given their multiple daring escapes from arrest and...
You herd it here first →
Commissioned as part of an IASKA residency program pairing artists with remote Western Australian communities, Leber and Chesworth’s latest work, The Way You Move Me, traces the subtleties, complexities and rhythms implicit in the mass-movement of cattle and sheep across the vast farming properties skirting the area.
The Ungovernables :: NewMuseum.org →
The 2012 New Museum Triennial will feature thirty-four artists, artist groups, and temporary collectives—totaling over fifty participants—born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, many of whom have never before exhibited in the US. The exhibition title, “The Ungovernables,” takes its inspiration from the concept of “ungovernability” and its transformation from a pejorative term used to describe...
Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam - Informality -... →
‘Informality’ focuses specifically on the concept of the informal economy. The informal economy is that part of commercial and the service sector that operates outside of the circuit of formal financial transactions – and thus is hidden from the sight of the Revenue Service and other governmental institutions that control business and economic affairs, and the banks themselves. In the West the...
PERFORMING RECALCITRANCE →
While “resistance” and “revolt” are commonly employed as positive terms, “recalcitrance” has overwhelmingly negative connotations. The current definition of the word “recalcitrance” dates back to the 17th century (Fr. récalcitrant, lit. “kicking back,” 17c.–18c.). It describes a stubborn, obstinate, at times even passive-aggressive or lazy attitude. Nevertheless, it seems to be an appropriate...
Jeremy Deller: Joy in People; Elmgreen and... →
His material is drawn straight from the life around him, from people’s experiences, from conversation, from history almost as it happens. He is an enabler, intermediary and maker of connections, a producer, collaborator and activist. He has expanded the traditional idea of how an artist may work.