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How can artists who have become art-historical institutions themselves claim to critique the institution of art? michael. kimmelman provided a ready example ... 9 pages
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From the Critique of Institutions to anInstitution of CritiqueAndrea Fraser. Artforum. New York: Sep 2005. Vol. 44, Iss. 1; pg. 278, 8pgsAbstract (Summary)Fraser discusses how the institutional critique turned from dismantlingthe institution of art and aimed instead to defend the very institution thatthe institutionalization of the avant-garde's self-criticism that had createdthe potential for an institution of critique. Moving from a substantiveunderstanding of the institution as specific places, organizations, andindividuals to a conception of it as a social field, the question of what isinside and what is outside becomes much more complex.» Jump to indexing (document details)Full Text(4359 words)Copyright Artforum Inc. Sep 2005Nearly forty years after their first appearance, the practices nowassociated with "institutional critique" have for many come to seem,well, institutionalized. Last spring alone, Daniel Buren returned with amajor installation to the Guggenheim Museum (which fam...