Institution as Medium. Curating as Institutional Critique? / Part I

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2010 Editoras: Dorothee Richter and Rein Wolfs. Contribuciones de Dorothee Richter, Rein Wolfs, Oliver Ma / oncurating.org

'Institutional critique' is a term designating artistic practices and positions such as those of Michael Asher, Marcel Broodthaers, Daniel Buren, Andrea Fraser and Hans Haacke. The question is: how can a practice that intends to radically show the conditionality of art, its financial entanglements, and its function as a means of distinction be related to institutions and curators’ activities therein? Is this not a contradiction in terms? The aim of the symposium was to explore these contradictions as well as the possibilities and limitations of critical curatorial practice.