Institutional Attitudes: Instituting Art in a Flat World

Institutional Attitudes: Instituting Art in a Flat World
Library Shelf Location 13a.GIEL
Publication Date 2013
Description Today’s networked society offers us many wondrous possibilities of information, communication, mobility, and flexibility. It also has a latent side effect: it makes the world ‘flat’. Time-honoured hierarchies, traditions, elites and canons are subject to eroding movements. In such a flattened, ‘horizontal’ world, art institutions are finding it hard to survive. After all, institutions traditionally represent ‘verticality’: historic profundity, tradition, values, dignity, and certainty. In Institutional Attitudes the future identity of art institutes is explored. Will they be able to create profundity and height again? Is this desirable? And if so, what would these new vertical ways look like? Or is it better to develop horizontal strategies in order to react more advantageously to the flat world?
ISBN 9789078088684
Quantity 1
Pages 262
Editor Pascal Gielen
Authors Nicolaus Schafhausen, Bart de Baere, Marc Jacobs, Gerald Raunig, Kenny Cupers, Ann Demeester, Mark Fisher, Sonja Lavaert, Thijs Lijster, Isabell Lorey, Chantal Mouffe, Patricia Reed, Jimmie Durham, Alex Farquharson, Blake Stimson, Markus Miessen, Pascal Gielen
Format Paperback
Publisher Valiz
Category Museum/Gallery Studies
Language English

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