Self-Organized @ Motto Charlottenborg 15.05.2013

Posted in art, books, Motto Charlottenborg event on May 11th, 2013 by admin


Book Release: Self-Organized @ Motto Charlottenborg

Wednesday May 15 at 5.30-8 pm

Open Editions (London) and Hordaland Art Centre (Bergen) are pleased to announce the publication of the third book in the Occasional Table Critical Series. ‘Self-Organised’, edited by Stine Hebert and Anne Szefer Karlsen, follows the critically acclaimed ‘Curating Subjects’ and ‘Curating and the Educational Turn’.

The current economic situation and society’s low confidence in its institutions demands that artists become more imaginative in their self-organisation. If labels such as ‘alternative’, ‘non-profit’ and ‘artist-run’ dominated the self-organised art scene of the late nineties, the separatist position implied by the use of these terms has been moderated during the intervening years. This new anthology of accounts from the frontline includes contributions by artist practitioners as well as their institutional counterparts that provide a fascinating account of the art world as a matrix of positions where the balance of power and productivity constantly shifts. Artists, curators and critics discuss empirical and theoretical approaches from Europe, Africa and South and North America on how self-organisation today oscillates between the self and the group, self-imposed bureaucratisation and flexibility, aestheticisation and activism.