The Politics of Framing in the Current Discourse of Institutional Critique
First broadcast: Mon 04.11.2013, 11.06 Uhr MEZ
Rerun: Wed 20.11.2013, 21.00 Uhr MEZ
A Broadcast in collaboration with: Vlad Morariu
The BÜCHS’N’RADIO-broadcasts in winter 2013-14 are dedicated to the fellows of the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory. From October 2013 to June 2014 the fellows are working on projects concerned with the articulation and presence of critical activities in art and society. Manifestations of political slogans in art, locality and globality in international protest movements, institutional critique today, and paradoxes of the speculative in art, philosophy and the financial sphere: this provides a rough outline of themes focused on by the projects of our fellows Sezgin Boynik, Petra Gerschner, Vlad Morariu and Marcel Dickhage & Cathleen Schuster.
In the November-broadcast we present Vlad Morariu, a theorist and art critic based in London. In Büchsenhausen he is working on his project Parerga: The Politics of Framing in the Current Discourse of Institutional Critique, a continuation of Morariu’s ongoing research on the current conditions and possibilities of institutional critique. The latter is a disputed concept which emerged in the artistic and academic milieus of the 80s, and has been used to describe artistic practices which analyse, inquire, expose and at times alter the ways in which the art institution “frames” the art object both from a physical and from an ideological-conceptual point of view. Morariu argues that one needs to draw a conceptual distinction between institutional critique as a category of art history scholarship and institutional critique as a methodology for analysing, exposing and intervening within institutional situations.
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Vlad Morariu *1983, is a theoretician, curator, and art critic based in London. He studied philosophy at Loughborough University School of the Arts, in his PhD thesis he investigated the present conditions and possibilities of institutional critique (PhD degree 2014). He translated Arthur Danto’s “Transfiguration of the Commonplace. A Philosophy of Art” into Romanian (Idea, 2012), and published texts and interviews in collective editions such as Atlas of Transformation, JRP-Ringier, 2010, and Crisis, Rupture and Anxiety, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. He has been a member of the ArtLeaks platform since 2011 and has been collaborating with Idea Art + Society magazine since 2007.