On Knowledge Production: A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art
By Maria Hlavajova, Jill Winder, Binna Choi, Matthew Buckingham, Copenhagen Free University, Critical Art Ensemble, Clémentine Deliss, Joachim Koester, Sven Lütticken, Eva Meyer, Eran Schaerf, Marion von Osten, Alejandro del Pino Velasco, Sarat Maharaj, Irit Rogoff, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Ashley Hunt, Simon Sheikh
On Knowledge Production: A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art presents a selection of newly commissioned and anthologized texts by a diverse group of artists, art historians, philosophers, and theorists who have engaged with thinking critically about the field of art as a site for the production of knowledge. The body of contributions to this reader comprise a series of critical inquires, thought experiments, documents of practice, and tentative propositions about the status of producing knowledge in contemporary art, which vary widely in perspective, approach, and form. This selection unfolds different entry points and layers, unwrapping the (often) uncritically adopted notion of “art producing knowledge” and casting diverse views on the context, meaning, and potential of this understanding of art practices today.
With contributions by: Matthew Buckingham, Copenhagen Free University, Critical Art Ensemble, Clémentine Deliss, Joachim Koester, Sven Lütticken, Eva Meyer & Eran Schaerf, Marion von Osten, Alejandro del Pino Velasco/Sarat Maharaj, Irit Rogoff, Natascha Sadr Haghighian & Ashley Hunt, and Simon Sheikh.
Table of contents
Binna Choi, Maria Hlavajova, and Jill Winder
Muhheakantuck—Everything Has a Name
We Have Won!
Copenhagen Free University
When Thought Becomes Crime
Critical Art Ensemble
privacy + dialect = capital
Unknown Knowns: On Symptoms in Contemporary Art
What Does Art Know?
Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf
Such Views Miss the Decisive Point . . . The Dilemma of Knowledge-Based Economy and its Opponents
Marion von Osten
Summary of An Unknown Object in Uncountable Dimensions: Visual Arts as Knowledge Production in the Retinal Arena, a presentation by Sarat Maharaj
Alejandro del Pino Velasco
What is a Theorist?
Representations of the Erased
Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Ashley Hunt
Talk Value: Cultural Industry and the Knowledge Economy
Editors: Binna Choi, Maria Hlavajova, and Jill Winder
Design: Kummer & Herrman, Utrecht
Published by: BAK, basis voor actuele kunst and Revolver, Archiv für aktuelle Kunst (Utrecht/Frankfurt am Main)
ISBN (BAK): 978-90-77288-11-5
ISBN (Revolver): 978-3-86588-466-4
Price: € 20
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