This is panel 3 of 3, of a day-long symposium that examines models for artists to participate in institutions outside of what’s traditionally understood as art. The models on the table draw on traditions as diverse as institutional critique, political organizing, social practice and management strategy. What if we treated art not as a good, but as a service?
We will pay special attention to the way that artists are increasingly finding positions for themselves inside institutions outside of art, and to the question of scalable impact for the imagination. In general, these panels propose that art can play a pivotal role in creating stronger institutions. What is the relationship between artistic practice and institution-building, and what are the traditions and case studies of artists as creators of durable social contexts that we can look to?
Panel #3: Self-Institutionalizing
- Devin Kenny
- DIVERSITY FELLOWS!
- Lauren Van Haaften Schick
- Leah Schrager
- Moderated by David Borgonjon
This panel focuses on the question of how an artist may turn themselves into an institution, through brand-building, contract-writing, and related practices of public administration. In addition, we will discuss how this institutional cover allows for access and exercises that aren’t otherwise possible.
This event is presented in conjunction with the group exhibition, "The Visible Hand," curated by David Borgonjon. On view at CUE Art Foundation January 7 - February 15, 2017.