CARL MAI: Towards the Light | Berlin | December 31
Dear NO!art: Wish you together with Natascha Nikeprelevic's overtone aria the best for New Year. See more from her here ►natascha-nikeprelevic.de. Have a nice 2016!>
NICHOLAS SUTHERLAND: Notice of appearance in Court | July 7
Notice to Appear,
You have to appear in the Court on the July 14. You are kindly asked to prepare and bring the documents relating to the case to Court on the specified date.
Note: If you do not come, the case will be heard in your absence.
Sincerely, Nicholas Sutherland, Clerk of Court. Attachment: 000270406.zip 1,7 KB
JIM GONG: "feedback-art" conflict | Shanghai/China | June 6
PAUL ANTICK: Holocaust tourism | University of Roehampton | February 09
I'm an admirer of NO!art and thought you might be interested in an essay I wrote that's just come out in the academic journal Photographies.
It's actually more story than academic essay, and deals with the commodification of research, specifically in UK universities (I work in one), focusing in particular on 'itourist?', a public art billboard project I staged a few years ago in the UK, Czech Republic and Poland.
The billboard project ostensibly deals with Holocaust tourism, but it's cultural signifance (such that it has any) is, as the essay suggests, also determined part by the relationship between promotion, prestige and the commodification of knowledge. Please see attached.
Best wishes, Paul Antick.
SEE: Smith at Auschwitz: Research Product #5 is part of an ongoing series of projects that use photography and writing to address, often tangentially, the phenomenon of “dark tourism”. Here the author uses the form of documentary-fiction to consider the production, distribution and consumption of a public art project, staged in Poland, that ostensibly focused on Holocaust tourism in Eastern Europe. The author produces a “cultural biography” of the project that provides an account of: the relationship between it and the promotional value of research in a new English university; the performative nature of a photographic event at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2005; and the project’s reception in the Polish city of Torun in 2009. Smith at Auschwitz: Research Product #5 was originally performed, by four actors, at Belfast Exposed Gallery as part of the 2013 Belfast Photo Festival. ►more