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The Fiction of Public Space

Författare och institution:
Andrea Phillips (Akademin Valand)
Publicerad i:
Estonian Academy of Sciences, 26 Nov 2014 Tallin,
Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat
Sammanfattning (abstract):
This lecture will focus on how artistic practice amplifies and critiques concepts of public space as described here. It will focus on the role of artists – and artistic institutions – in upholding an idea of the public sphere that can now be understood, following Foucault, as neo-liberal. Drawing on a rich history of debate about this area within the arts, I will argue that contemporary art is in a position to both fictionalize the public – and the space that it inhabits – and use fiction to reimagine the urban sphere. In many ways I am simply returning to the critique offered by Rosalyn Deutsche in her 1996 book, Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics, in which she outlined the problems of artistic compliance with governmentalized public space. I will also use my experience of developing the public programme of the Istanbul Biennial in 2013 as an example of the complex relations between the idea of public space, modes of controlled usership and assertions of authority and power within it. In the end I would like to propose that in order to reinvent or assert the necessity for a pubic sphere we need to cross out or rid of the existing idea. If we understand public space as a political fiction, we can reimagine it in other terms.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
fiction public space art
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