The Guangdong Times Museum is proud to present “Active Withdrawal — Weak Institutionalism and the Institutionalization of Art Practice.” This seminar aims at providing a space for critical reflection on new forms of institutionalism, which respond to its immediate context organically, and to initiate further discussion on the institutionalization of art practice that differs from the managerial approaches in the canonical conceptual art history of the West.
In the context of China, artist initiatives, with critical orientation towards institutions, emerged in the early 1980s contingently and were interrupted in the following decade. Due to the lack of infrastructure and fragmented history, they were not recognized as distinct approaches of Institutional Critique as such.
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