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THE SOCIAL TURN: COLLABORATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS

All artists are alike. They dream of doing something that’s more social, more collaborative, and more real than art. —Dan Graham

SUPERFLEX’S INTERNET TV STATION for elderly residents of a Liverpool housing project (Tenantspin, 1999); Annika Eriksson’s inviting groups and individuals to communicate their ideas and skills at the Frieze Art Fair (Do you want an audience? 2003); Jeremy Deller’s Social Parade for more than twenty social organizations in San Sebastián (2004); Lincoln Tobier’s training local residents in Aubervilliers, northeast Paris, to produce half-hour radio programs (Radio Ld’A, 2002); Atelier Van Lieshout’s A-Portable floating abortion clinic (2001); Jeanne van Heeswijk’s project to turn a condemned shopping mall into a cultural center for the residents of Vlaardingen, Rotterdam (De Strip, 2001–2004); Lucy Orta’s workshops in Johannesburg (and elsewhere) to teach unemployed

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