Institutions by Artists Session Seven

Promises and Practices

Between the promises and practices of institutions by artists, a palpable chasm exists. Fraught with contradiction and cynicism, artists today often recognize the gulf between the ideals and realities of artist-run initiatives and accordingly respond to this recognition with techniques of infiltration, appropriation, and confrontation in their projects in an attempt to bring a consequential and critical self-reflexivity to bear on their work and the wider field of art. The presenters in this program will explore techniques of auto-critique within artistrun institutions to measure the many distances spanning promise and practice.


Warren Arcand
Claire Fontaine
Jaleh Mansoor
Pelin Tan


Jin-me Yoon