Denise Ackerl – Art (community); a revolutionary power or an illustration of powerlessness ?

“Revolutionary art should be revolutionary. That surely is a simple statement from which we can begin discussion.”1 But when is art revolutionary? One could argue that art activism is one of the starting points here, despite it being caught up in the continuous query of why it actually is art. There are many examples of art activism, or in fact passivism, such as the boycotts of the Sydney Biennale2 or the Manifesta 10 that eventually resulted in the production of anti-art, leaving the act of boycott as a vacuum for “real” activist artworks.…

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