Tuesday 18th October 2016, 8:00pm
Session 165: “Social Media: Practices of (In)Visibility in Contemporary Art” by Sven Lütticken
During this Theory Tuesdays session, Philip Matesic presented the essay “Social Media: Practices of (In)Visibility in Contemporary Art” by Sven Lütticken. This essay was published in Afterall Journal, Issue 40, Autumn/Winter 2015.
“In the early twenty-first century, the financialised art institution is less inert than ever. In many cases, an ‘activist’ managerial caste imposes ‘market imperatives’ on those who are told to ‘get on with the programme’. This is the neoliberal version of the march through institutions. Rather than attempting to maintain an immanent critical practice in these ‘liquefied’ institutions, many today engage in the creation of alter-institutional and para-institutional organisations.” -Sven Lütticken
Sven Lütticken teaches art history at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and theory at the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem. His book “Cultural Revolution: Aesthetic Practice after Autonomy” is forthcoming from Sternberg Press.