Artivism and the para-institution. The Partisan Café and Museum of Burning Questions, Bergen Assembly 2016
This article presents a case study of the assembled events of The Partisan
Café and The Museum of Burning Questions, curated by the transnational group
freethought as part of their contribution to the Bergen Assembly 2016. It is argued
that the assemblage forms an experiment to materialize present theories of radical
democracy and the radical art institution, respectively, and take the form of a
para-institutional artivism. On this ground, and drawing on the concept of the
assemblage, it is discussed what the outcome and learning of the experiment might
be. The events played simultaneously in the city and on social platforms such as
Facebook, mixlr and vimeo and together with released material on the internet
from freethought these resources provide the empirical base of the case study. The
authors participated in the opening week of September 2016 and the analyses are
supported by on site observation.
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