This book is developed from the seminar 'Active Withdrawals—Weak Institutionalism and the Institutionalization of Art Practice' held from 27-28 July 2013 at Guangdong Times Museum. Curated by Biljana Ciric and Nikita Yingqian Cai, the seminar was presented alongside the exhibition 'One Step Forward, Two Steps Back-Us and Institution, Us as Institution'.

'Active Withdrawals: Life and Death of Institutional Critique is an anthology of essays addressing the institutionalisation of artistic practices and the act of withdrawal—a seeking out of places of contemplation and retreat—that is often adopted in Eastern art. The writers critique the growing desire for museums and galleries to become recognised as places of artistic intervention and expose concerns surrounding the institutionalisation of artists' work, covering artistic practices across Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, China and South East Asia.' - excerpt from the back cover

Includes authors' biographies.

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Onsite

Location code REF.CIB
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2016

No of pages

368

ISBN / ISSN

978910433256

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings

The Time for Mobilisation and Alliances: A Conversation about the Current State of European Art Institutions

- Lisa ROSENDAHL

The General Intellect of Transversal Instituting

- Pelin TAN

Charisma and Withdrawal: Thai Contemporary Art

- David TEH

Towards Self-Organisation as New-Institutionalism in Southeast Asia

- Alia SWASTIKA

I Never Promised You an Avant-Garden: A Draft for the History of Institutional Critique in Serbia

- Maja CIRIC

The Paradoxes of Autonomy: A Site of Critique

- Nikita Yingqian CAI, 蔡影茜

The Ginburart: Institutional Critique in the Absence of Institutions

- Reuben KEEHAN

The Archive as a Political Act: A Curator's Thoughts on the Significance of Small Acts in the Writing of Art Histories

- Lina DZUVEROVIC

The Construct of the (Art) Institution in China and Artists' Strategies of Active Withdrawal

- Biljana CIRIC

In the Lives and Loves of Institutions

- Beirut

In the Midst of

- Maria LIND

Reflexivity and Residency Programmes

- Natasa PETRESIN-BACHELEZ

Showing, Producing, and Educating on a Small Scale—How Great Is That? Some Notes on Project Spaces and Kunstvereine

- Kathrin MEYER

Institutional Critique: The Work of the Ex-Centric

- Judy Freya SIBAYAN

The Ordinary as an Aesthetic Operation

- Elena FILIPOVIC

Neues Slowenisches Museum: An Essay on Institutional Critique and the Production of Institutions

- Zdenka BADOVINAC

Desire and Form: Transnational Art Events and Artistic Positions

- Angela HARUTYUNYAN
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