I am for an artist who vanishes takes Claes Oldenburg’s 1961 manifesto and recent developments in socially-engaged art to explore the collective life of art as it leaves the CV of the artist and enters a broader field.
Mike Calway-Fagen surveys Utopia School, BASEKAMP’s collaborative multi-city project that explores Utopian initiatives in order to create a comprehensive database for research, engagement and action.
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?
Kimia Maleki reviews Nazafarin Lotfi's solo exhibition "Negative Capability" at Regards, Chicago. https://t.co/hWTkbaa9hH