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RELATIONSHIP BUILDING – INSTITUTIONAL CRITIQUE AND INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICE

Lecture by MARTIN FRITZ

23rd of October 2013, Node Gallery

Artists are bound to the institutions in their field by an ambivalent relationship, and they are more aware than they have ever been of how their work is involved with the institutional framework of its presentation. At the intersection between the premises of Institutional Critique – which has developed step by step into a comprehensive method of artistic social contextualisation – and the different manifestations of site-specific art, numerous examples of works are to be found that adopt a close architectural, social, structural and processual relationships to the institutions of their presentation.

The starting point of the lecture is the assertion that there is a symbiotic-constructive relationship between production and institution, and that this takes shape as ideal, appropriation, co-creation, critique, and rejection. It was early to be observed that those works and the discourses and conflicts that where instigated by it had the potential to change institutional structures. In his presentation Martin Fritz will juxtapose Institutional Critique and Institutional Practice, – drawing from his work in curating, producing and managing.

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