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Alternativa 2012 - Pascal Gielen


Pascal Gielen -
The Biennial and the Art Scene: a Post-Institution in the Post-Fordist Factory of Creativity

27th of May (Saturday)
2 PM Conference Room / Wyspa Institute of Art
Admission Free


Not only is there a boom in international art biennials, but they are also increasingly deployed for developing and marketing cities and regions. In order to compensate for this, political issues are more and more often put on the agenda. By means of an analysis, Pascal Gielen attempts to get a better handle on the characteristics of the art biennial as a post-museum institution with post-Fordist labor conditions. The art scene is analyzed as the new factory in which products are made and in which the ‘independent’ curator is the protagonist.

Bio:

Pascal Gielen (1970) is director of the research center Arts in Society at the Groningen University where he is associate Professor sociology of art. He leads also the research group and book series ‘Arts in Society’ (Fontys College for the Arts, Tilburg). Gielen has written several books on contemporary art, cultural heritage and cultural politics. In 2009 Gielen edited together with Paul De Bruyne the book ‘Being an Artist in Post-Fordist Times’ (NAi) and he published his new monograph ‘The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude. Global Art, Memory and Post-Fordism’ (Valiz). In 2011 De Bruyne and Gielen edited the book ‘Community Art. The Politics of Trespassing’ and in Februrary 2012 their new book ‘Teaching Art in the Neoliberal Realm. Realism versus Cynicism’ was launched.



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