As I sat comfortably inside the respected contemporary gallery on a grayish afternoon, two visual artists replied to questions and comments about their work. Intentions were discussed, free white wine poured.
The crisis of higher education is not unique to the arts. However, artists in particular sit at the crux of this broken system more than most people in other fields, in part because the arts have the largest debt to job prospect ratio.
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?
Sandra Erbacher explores the interconnections between corporate bureaucracy and fascism through two companion exhib… https://t.co/5g1RYrMG8a