reviews

  • GALA Committee

    Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (NAK)

    With the revival of interventionist art practices in the ’90s, which at times decidedly refer to procedures of the ’60s and especially the ’70s, there are frequently moral pretenses at play. Art (market) mechanisms are critically scrutinized, artistic requirements analyzed, and the relationship between public and private spheres and their reciprocal influences investigated. Always, the artists are concerned to condemn prevailing power structures.

    Although the project “In the Name of the Place” deals with similar questions, it happily lacks any such moralistic disposition. In 1995, Mel Chin, then

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