“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hyperobjects as Non-Art, Non-Music

The more I think about this hyperobjects exhibition the more excited I get about it. I mean, we're living inside it right now, aren't we?

Look at this idea of Jill Bennett's from the National Institute for Experimental Arts (Australia).

The term curator stems from the Latin word “curare” – to care for, traditionally referring to the care of museum objects. HotHouse proposes that we no longer curate art but curate space. More importantly, the responsibility to care for space or place extends to all citizens, communities, and industries, as well as to the cultural sector.

It's a wonderful coincidence of situationism, ecology and a generous, open-ended approach to the strange stranger.

In modernity, Nature = non-art. What is outside of art. And yet, and yet...What better term then, for the art that embodies our exit from modernity, than non-art!

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