Situation Wanted: Something About Labour

Vishmidt, Marina. 2008. Situation Wanted: Something About Labour. Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry, 19, pp. 20-34. ISSN 1465-4253 [Article]

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In his 2006 Hermes Lecture, titled 'Depiction, Object, Event' (3006), Jeff Wall proposes the term 'second appearance' to describe the quotation in and transmutation by the art field of social institutions not immanent to it. If Warhol could imitate a media firm, others coming after him could imitate a museum department, a research institute, an archive, a community-service organisation and so on? That is, one could develop a mimesis, still within the institution of art, of any and every one of the potential new domains of creativity suggested by the conceptual reduction, but without thereby having to renounce the making of works and abandon the art world and its patronage...

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Centre for Cultural Studies (1998-2017)
Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


14 September 2008Published
18 May 2008Accepted

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