Join us for a conversation about Institutional Critique regarding both canonical ‘institutional critique’ artists (Andrea Fraser, Hans Haacke) as well as negotiating our personal and collective relationship to the University as ‘institution.’ All are warmly invited.
The readings we will be discussing can be downloaded here, all in one pdf.
We’ll be looking at Alexander Alberro on the history of Institutional Critique; Marc Bousquet on some political aspects of the University; Andrea Fraser on the “institution of critique”; and finally Brian Holmes on new ways to consider the future of Institutional Critique.
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Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space – Brian O’doherty
The Art Workers Coalition (revisited): A call to participate – Kristen Forkert
On the Museum’s Ruins (in The Anti-Aesthetic, ed Hal Foster) – Douglas Crimp
Institutional Critique: an Anthology of Artists’ Writings – Alexander Alberro & Blake Stimson (eds)
From the Critique of Institutions to the Institution of Critique – Andrea Fraser
Nato Thompson Interviews W. A.G.E. (Working Artists in a Greater Economy) in Artforum
Art and Contemporary Practices: Reinventing Institutional Critique – Gerald Raunig & Gene Ray (eds)
Post-Alternatives, Critical Strategies – Lisette Smits in conversation with Charles Esche and Franck Larcade
Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class – Christopher Newfield
How the University Works (intro pp 1-54) – Mark Bousquet
Dispatches from the Ruins – (ed) 1000 Little Hammers