Sunday, February 14, 2010

Post-Production By Nicolas Bourriaud Notes

“The artist may very well make use of a terrible soap opera and form a very interesting project”- Nicolas Bourriaud

1. If we are to start to look at the world through a new framework, how do you successfully evaluate the quality of the process and the product?

2. Removing the lines of ownership, changes the perspective of the business model. So does this idea add to the individual or society? Privacy is no longer a luxury United States citizens have, so we put the majority of lives out for all to see.

3. Bourriaud states, “I do not seek to illustrate abstract ideas with a “generation” of artists but to construct ideas in their wake.” Is this a contradictory statement because he is adding to ‘the big picture’ with his commentary? This is all happening within a time frame that the present is the past and the future is now or already gone by?

4. “Man is subordinate to nature”-Karl Marx

5. Supermarket (80’s) to the Flea Marker (90’s) to Supermarket (2000’s) to Flea Market (2010-?) A circular flow of consuming to recycling.

When you don’t have money to buy new, you use what is available to create. In conjunction is the Green Movement, art and society is reevaluting materials we have vs. what we don’t.

How can we make due with what we have, when all we have is shit?

6. If the ‘place’ of art is historically in a gallery or institution, why is it still this way in a post postmodern society? Why cant it take on new forms, as people have the capacity to become artists outside of the traditional sense? Why does society still label artists as outsiders even if we have become the most productive?

7. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery why are musical and visual artists up in arms, when others imitate their work and remix it? If Girl Talk puts out a song with 21 other musical artists from all genres in it, the odds of a person that generally like hip hop will be opened to lets say country or Hall & Oates, that person will be exposed to music they wouldn’t general like and maybe buy that artists song.

New Vocabulary

Semionuats- produce original pathways through signs

Creation-to create is to insert an object into a new scenario, to consider it a character in a narrative



‘Post’ means nothing more than a zone of activity


Mike Kelly & Paul McCarthy “French Acconci” 1995

Phillip Johnson

Liam Gillick

Liam Gillick Övningskörning (Driving Practice), 2004, Courtesy The Artist

Sarah Morris

Metro Captial, 2001, House paint on Canvas

Maurizio Cattelan

Untitled, 1996, Acrylic on Canvas

Tobias Rehberger

The Sun from Above, 2000, Installation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Andrei Tarkovsky

Kendell Geers

Jens Hanning

Daniel Pflumm-everything is advertising

Sylvie Fleury

Here Comes Santa, Bells- Still from Video

Joan Miller-TV Shows

Hans Steinbach


John Armleder

Furniture Sculpture/Untitled painting 1988-2000, chairs from Bali/painting, pencil on canvas

Rirkrit Tiravanija-where does the kitchen stop and the art begin? New connections, relational aesthetic

How to inhabit the world without residing anywhere?

Pierre Huyghe-a critique of the narrative models


Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, TH.2058,14 October 2008 -13 April 2009, Tate Modern, London

Pierre Joseph-Little Democracy

Navin Rawanchaikul

Phillipe Parreno What are the tools that allow one to understand the world?

Welcome to Reality Park, 2005, framed c-print

Speech Bubbles, 1997, Installation, Mylar Balloons & Helium

Vanessa Beecroft

Hans Haacke


Wang Du- Armchair Strategy 1999

Swetlana Heger & Plamen Dejanov & BMW

Techno Nation

Gilles Deleuze-stop interpreting symptoms and try more suitable arrangements

Stanley Brown

Death of the author

2001 & Beyond

Jakob Kolding

The Birds, 2009, Collage on Paper

El Lissitzky

John Heartfield

Gunila Klingberg

Fatimah Tuggar

Installation view and details of “Plain Veracity” and “The Nebulous Wait” (2006). Digital montage (inkjet on vinyl), 0.86 x 2.43 m and 1.01 x 2.43 m. Photo: © Eija Mäkivuoti and Fatimah Tuggar. Courtesy of BintaZarah Studios, New York

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