Sunday, January 25, 2009

"critical proximity"

"The challenge at this moment is to pull things apart, to critically understand the way certain institutions operate and generate new models of possibility. Traditionally, though, the notion of the avant-garde has proposed the opposite: that the artist keep a critical distance from the institutions in order to critique these spheres of power from the outside. Today what's important is what I would call a "critical proximity," which in fact is the opposite: it's about us tactically entering the institution in order to mobilize its resources and logics of organization. It is a very different agenda, less this sort of fake protest or rebellion." -Teddy Cruz

“En la Boca de la Cobra.” Modern Painters. November, 2007. Page: 71

Close to Critical Activism? More on that coming...

UPDATE: Critical Activism - DRAFT

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