Considering what power does to ‘reality’, this three-part text aims to consider instituent practices by artists and organisations as they seek not to just represent the real, but actively to (re)make it.
Tag Archives: Instituent Practices
In a place like Bucharest that lacks institutional infrastructure, questions of ‘instituent practices’ and care have inherently been located at the core of their existing and functioning systems.
Sumugan Sivanesan writes on Jonas Staal’s recent Phd defense and his use of organizational forms to generate controversy, critique and alternative political imaginaries.
Dallas-based ‘social sculpture’ and experimental art space Ash Studios went to trial opposing occupancy restrictions for DIY spaces facing increasing closures in the city. Ashley Jones recaps the trial and the implications of its outcome.
Experimental art space Ash Studios took the city of Dallas to court yesterday contending that it’s role as a ‘social sculpture’ shouldn’t require the same occupancy restrictions as commercial operations. As we follow the trial through a series of essays and regularly updated reportage, we wonder: What could this case mean for other DIY spaces under siege across the United States post-Ghost Ship?
Gotong Royong’s focus on ‘togetherness’ may harken current moments of collective resistance, but it can also be read as a reaction to earlier Polish leftist avant-garde artists…