• “Die Gewalt is der Rand aller Dinge"

    Generali Foundation

    At the beginning of each year, the vestals of the Austrian temple of Conceptual art, the Generali Foundation, surrender their austere chambers for the sake of experiment: an exhibition straight from the artists’ laboratory. For 2002, Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann, artist-writers specializing in the political dimension of art, organized a show on the theme of artistic work and militancy: “Die Gewalt ist der Rand aller Dinge” (Violence is at the margin of all things). Three questions assert themselves: How do artists treat the theme of militancy within their own system? What can aesthetic

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