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Art and Contemporary Critical Practice
Art and Contemporary Critical Practice

Art and Contemporary Critical Practice

Reinventing Institutional Critique

Gerald Raunig / Gene Ray (eds)
London: mayfly 2009, 266 pages

'Institutional critique' is best known through the critical practice that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s by artists and activists who presented radical challenges to the museum and gallery system. Since then it has been pushed in new directions by new generations exploring this legacy and developing the models of institutional critique in ways that go well beyond the field of art. The contributors to the eipcp-project transform as well as to the book that assembles some of the most important theoretical contributions to the project interrogate the shifting relations between 'institutions' and 'critique' proposing new concepts as 'monster institutions', 'instituent practices' and 'institutions of exodus'.

With texts by: Boris Buden, Rosalyn Deutsche, Marcelo Expósito, Marina Garcés, Brian Holmes, Jens Kastner, Maurizio Lazzarato, Isabell Lorey, Nina Möntmann, Stefan Nowotny, Gerald Raunig, Gene Ray, Raúl Sánchez Cedillo, Simon Sheikh, Hito Steyerl, Universidad Nómada, Paolo Virno