5 juli 2021

Katarina Gregos is de nieuwe artistiek directeur van EMST in Athene, het gebouw waar een groot deel van Documenta
in Athene werd gehouden. In een interview in FRIEZE Magazine zegt zij onder andere:

“To answer that I need to tell you what my idea of a museum is. I believe that museums should be lively centres of knowledge production and critical thinking where ideas of social and civic consciousness are fostered; they should be places of dialogue and exchange where issues that matter – whether locally, regionally or internationally – are articulated. But we should also not lose track of the fact that museums are there to exhibit and promote visual culture – i.e., art. I say this because there’s a lot of emphasis now on activism, discursive programmes and public programmes, which is all well and good but, to me, the core issue, vision and mission of a museum of contemporary art is instigating thought-provoking exhibitions that visitors can enjoy. To my mind, the exhibition remains an incredibly interesting, challenging and rewarding format, primarily because I believe in the work of artists.”


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Bringin’ it All Back Home

26 november 2005

Martha Rosler: “Ironically, feminism is responsible for the reinvigoration of performance. We do have to go back to Allan Kaprow’s Happenings, alongside other New York performers in the 1960s like Carolee Schneemann and Yvonne Rainer, since Kaprow was the teacher of a number of young feminists at CalArts in Los Angeles – though Martha Wilson and Jackie Apple in New York, and Nancy Buchanan, Barbara Smith and Rachel Rosenthal in LA, Lynn Hershman in San Francisco, and Ellie Antin and I in San Diego, among others, were doing performances in the early 1970s as well. “