Art or Waste? A Discussion with the Art Collective UMETNIK*

  • Theresa Rodler
Keywords: UMETNIK*, neoliberalism, self-commodification, branding, waste, art


A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay reflects on the artwork Alles Klar by the art collective UMETNIK*, which deals with the questions of separating art from waste.