Towards A Proposal

After a survey of this year’s crop of Museum shows, it seems the only use these ethically empty places can offer is to physically empty themselves of has-been art objects and slick entertainment offerings. The spaces would better serve the needs of large scale artist organized art events. Perhaps the Bilbao site should be the starting point, as there is so little possibility for pre-existing non site-specific work to make use of the hollow shell. A gigantic slime covered snail would make more sense in this space than an exhibit of professionally postured theme driven curatorship. Has anyone done a survey of the total exhibition space of all Museums world wide in square feet.

In terms of materials it will be necessary to empty some of the museum of stored works to make room for sleeping quarters and fabrication facilities. Additionally, it will not be necessary for the general public to attend the events as the justification for their involvement today is simply that the buildings stay up on public funds. Artists organizing art events should help cut the financial reflex forcing the public to consume works chosen by a small group of curators. This confidence reversal indentures the public through institutional hypnosis.

#permalink posted by Artist Organized Art: 9/10/03 11:10:00 PM


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