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Progressive Art Institutions in the Age of Dissolving Welfare States | 14 comments
[new] more than one "shining" institution (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#9)
by GeertLovink on Sat Feb 14th, 2004 at 03:04:09 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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Gerard, I tend to agree with Trebor here.

It is not clear to me either to what extend it's sophisticated self-punishment what is driving you, or an attempt to open up, invite outsiders, youngsters, students to define what 'progressive' art politics is on the street, on the Nets, in class rooms, bars and offices. Maybe there is no 'subversive role of the art producer'. Perhaps these days clashes with authorities just happen, not out of a mentality or belief system but in much more random, accidental way, unintended, like the police stopping you on the street, or authorities interfering with your hard drive.

I am also curious who, in this present political climate, would intentify his or her institution as 'progressive'. Now that's true 70s...! It would be courageous, but I don't see it happening. Do you? Or do you refer to a very specific scene? Is Ars Electronica progressive, for instance? Do you want to reinvent institutions and move from individuals acts of beauty and group dynamics a level further? Do you think people are ready to found new institutions?

Best, Geert

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