Is Another World Possible? The Politics of Utopia in Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo

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Title Is Another World Possible? The Politics of Utopia in Contemporary Art Exhibitions
 
Creator Demos, Tj
 
Subject Art history, cultural studies, critical thought, exhibition history, art and politics, visual studies
exhibitions, contemporary art, politics, anti-capitalism, social movements, aesthetics
 
Description The essay considers recent art exhibitions in relation to radical political claims. These include: Utopia Station (2003-), organized by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Molly Nesbit, and Rirkrit Tiravanija; the Van Abbemuseum’s “Forms of Resistance” (2007), curated by Will Bradley, Phillip van den Bossche, and Charles Esche; and the 2009 Istanbul Biennial, organized by the Zagreb-based collective WHW (What, How and for Whom? ). The essay provides a close reading of these three exhibitions, and considers their political context as set within the terms of neoliberalism, asking what capacity do art exhibitions have in providing creative alternatives to advanced capitalism, ways of alliance-building, and connecting to and advancing the emancipatory potential of historical and present social movements.
 
Publisher Universitat de Barcelona
 
Contributor
 
Date 2016-01-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/REGAC/article/view/regac2016.1.04
10.1344/regac2016.1.04
 
Source Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo; Vol. 4, Núm. 1 (2016): Non Textual Utopias / Utopías no textuales; 35-58
Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo; Vol. 4, Núm. 1 (2016): Non Textual Utopias / Utopías no textuales; 35-58
2013-8652
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/REGAC/article/view/regac2016.1.04/23703
 
Coverage Europe, Eastern Europe, Brazil
Contemporary History

 
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