19 04 06
Book Release: Art and its Institutions
Art and its Institutions
Dog Publishing (London) 2006
and its Institutions is
a comprehensive reader on current institutional conditions and the role of
institutions within artistic processes, offering a powerful insight into the
diversity of art institutions and their practice today.
book examines the interests of the various institutions involved in the production and mediation of art, and explores the impact these institutions have on
the contemporary art world. It covers topics including the decline of the
welfare state; the advanced corporatisation of institutions; the art space and notions
of democracy; curating with institutional visions; the role of art
academies and education; new
collectives and self-organisation; the need for transgressive
re-evaluation of institutional critique of the 1970s and 90s; and the
introduction of new models of critique in artistic and institutional practice.
Two exhibition projects, Spaces of
Conflict and Opacity, are also
discussed in terms of their relationship to the controversies and desires provoked by
contributions from: Nina Möntmann, Nanna Kildal, Roger M Buergel, Anselm
Franke, Maria Lind, Mike Bode and Staffan Schmidt, Andrea Fraser, Sven-Olov
Wallenstein, Beatrice von Bismarck, Jan Verwoert, Simon Sheikh, Marita
Muukkonen and Chris Evans, Anthony Davies, Stephan Dillemuth and Jakob
Jakobsen, Tone Hansen, Trude Iversen, and 16 Beaver Group.