Sunday, February 7, 2010

Anton Vidokle Essay Notes October 130 pg. 41-43

  • To understand contemporary art Vidokle believes, “it is essential to start the research from the edge- in terms of the proximity of certain practices to seemingly nonartistic activities—and away from the centers of art.”
  • Who really owns artistic expression, visual and performing?
  • Believes modern art has expired
  • If an artist were to develop a kind of practice required a new institutional configuratio in order to manifest itself… pointless to try to reform existing structures through critique or infiltration
  • “Archives may be as much a work of art as it is a bonafide institution”
  • Martha Rosler-If You Lived Here, 1991
  • visit :Nina Möntmann (Under)Privileged Spaces: On Martha Rosler’s “If You Lived Here...”
  • Dia project on housing, homelessness, and urban life
  • Organizer rather than artist
  • Rirkrit Tiravanija-Thai artist who cooks meals as installation art
  • "Untitled, 2002 (the raw and the cooked)" all photo (c) KIOKU Keizo
  • Combining elements of Beuys, Warhol and post-'60s street artists, Rirkrit Tiravanija produces installation-events where he offers free meals to grateful--and sometimes baffled--gallery-goers.
  • Renee Green-sculpture, architecture, photography, prints, video, film, websites, and sound
  • Sa Main Charmante, 1989, Mixed media installation (stage light, paper, paint, and ink on wood)
  • Akram Zaatari-exploring Lebanon's postwar condition through collecting testimonies and various documents, notably on the mediation of territorial conflicts and wars through television, and the logic of Resistance in the context of the current geographical division of the Middle East.
  • Co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation (Beirut), he based his recent work on collecting, studying, and archiving a particular collection on the Middle East
  • Julius Koller, archiving of notes
  • A singular figure, Koller developed highly sophisticated (and often uncannily funny) conceptual tools
  • "Universal Futurological Question Mark (UFO)" from 1978
  • Boris Ondreicka- Bratislava artist, critical and political conception, role of the artist
  • 51st Venice Biennale Czech Pavilion A Model of the World (Quadrophony), featuring large steel ball bearings that people could kick around the floor

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