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Progressive Art Institutions in the Age of Dissolving Welfare States | 14 comments
[new] friction and other questions (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#6)
by Aileen on Fri Feb 13th, 2004 at 04:01:23 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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If I understand the babelfiltered version of your comment correctly, Ignacio, you had to agree to a kind of self-censorship in order to get a permit for the LED display?
Reading this, it struck me that somehow this sounds completely "normal" - as long as art stays within certain boundaries of what "ordinary citizens" can tolerate, anything is allowed. At the same time, it seems to me that overstepping these boundaries sometimes becomes almost a game - "as artists we can't accept boundaries, art must be free" as an almost automatic response.
If the essence of art is to raise questions, though, as I understood Macarena Garcia's comment to your discussion, does the "self-censorship requirement" you describe matter at all? If these boundaries are already defined, then the real questions must be somewhere else.
I hope that makes some sense. Working on a text about the history of Stadtwerkstatt-TV this morning, it occurred to me that running into the brick wall of the monopoly of state television in the beginning ultimately proved to be quite fruitful. Finding different solutions, because one path was blocked led to more creative and interesting projects. I realize that is something of a cliche as well, but I am curious now about the relation of friction and questions.

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[new] abogado (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#4)
by geraldraunig on Fri Feb 13th, 2004 at 12:12:35 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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hi ignacio,
it took me some time to find somebody who speaks a little spanish here (thanks, therese). what i understand now is that the relational figure you propose between state and art institution is one of friction and that this friction needs as a basis some kind of advocates who are able to establish a jurisprudence for new art practices.
i agree that within this plane of immanence where power is something very diffuse we need to draw clear lines of rupture at certain points, so that we constantly constitute precarious tries to attack power even where we are entangled in it. but what is the role of el artista como abogado in this game? why artists?

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