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28.04.2015 – Guest Blogger

Hannah Weiner (1928–1997). Code Poems, Street Works / Poetry Events, 0 to 9

Post 1 of 3 by curator Franziska Glozer

 

Context

In the 1960s many artists felt the call to appropriate the world, draft new visions for the future and engage directly with a society that was saddled by crises. Existing structures were antiquated and the art scene sought renewal through such movements as Minimal Art, Concept Art, Land Art and Performance Art. These new genres were largely related between two poles: Imagination (the abstract idea) and experience (the interaction with a public foreign to art). Still in their conceptual beginnings, p...

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27.04.2015 – Guest Blogger

Stopping the Stoppage

Tenzing Barshee on the exhibition Slice A Slanted Arc Into Dry Paper Sky by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian

 

This exhibition isn’t fit for the Internet. It's too bulky, tightly staged, inviting you to discover something in every corner. Generosity as a program. Generosity as a currency. Maybe as a signifier of a human element. Who knows. These very familiar halls that have seen many shows before and now suddenly seem to have cast a spirit of otherness. Something is definitely different. It feels like this institution has been stripped of its...

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