Over nine people came to the opening of “We,” Free Paarking’s exhibition of work by Chicago-based artist Sam Lipp. In fact, exactly ten people showed up—a higher-than-expected turnout for an opening that was held from 4:00 to 7:45 a.m.
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Over the next several months we are engaging the legacy of institutional critique, ongoing institutional and organizational experiments, and Gerald Raunig’s notion of ‘instituent practices’ understood as artistic and curatorial practices that “invent new forms of instituting.” Question include: How do artists and independent projects challenge, comply with, and sometimes imitate traditional institutional forms? Further, how should (self-initiated) organizations consider their own operational mechanisms in order to responsibly address the social, political and cultural fabric in which they operate?