In the current context of geopolitics, Zizhiqu, or Autonomous Regions, refers to at least two possible notions of geopolitical institutions, the first being a relatively autonomous, self-governing zone within a nation-state institution, and the second being a reference to utopian and more conceptual and temporary projects of social life.
To claim autonomy in the field of contemporary art no longer signifies following the modernist tradition of art’s autonomy promoted by classic modernism. It is now crucial to reintroduce the connection and mutual engagement of art and real life in our time.
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