Worlds Within Worlds: The Institutions Of Art

“If institutionalisation once lurked ominously in the distance for the avant-garde radical, today it is instantaneous, ubiquitous and unexceptional.”

Dave Beech

Are today’s artists powerless to resist institutionalisation?

This Art Monthly panel chaired by editor Patricia Bickers with Dave Beech, Jakob Jakobsen, Lisa Le Feuvre and Sarah Thornton will attempt to define the concepts of ‘institutionalisation’ in art and ‘the institutions of art’ and debate the changing practice of institutional critique, including the phenomenon of self-institutionalisation which, arguably, has superseded it.

For further information on panellists and to read the articles that inspired the debate visit the art monthly website.