Lanfranco Aceti: Deadly Cuts to the Arts: The Art of Survival, Resistance or Fight?
ATHENS • Faliro Pavilion (Taekwondo) • 19 May 2013
|Deadly Cuts to the Arts: The Art of Survival, Resistance or Fight? — presented in conjunction with an international online survey titled Deadly Cuts to the Arts — seeks to explore the contemporary issues that artists and cultural creators face in order to develop an analysis that moves beyond some of the more institutionalized experiences and discourses on contemporary social failures.|
As the art community continues to see a slew of cuts across artistic fields and across countries, it becomes clearer that the financial crisis is not abating. Cities in Europe — even within Northern European countries — have been hit hard by failed investments in financial schemes and funds that continue to reveal their rigged structures and malpractices within both the banking and political systems.
This year sees numerous talks and art organizations presenting and debating topics on the current economic crisis. Nevertheless some of the most pertinent questions that should be addressed are: Is the current capitalistic framework and its economics a form of violence? What should the response be from the art world to economic violence? Is survival a good enough strategy, and what kind of legacy will it leave? Or should we be looking at more active forms of resistance? Should the advocacy of social fight and economic redistribution be part of the economic approach of artistic practices? Or should we just ignore the whole problem and blissfully bathe in a 'simulated' concern for current social realities?
Museum of Contemporary Cuts Website
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