Presentation held at Corner College, Zurich, October 2, 2012
"The Art World Establishment (to varying degrees)" by Linda Jensen

During this session Linda Jensen presented works by artists and writers who, to varying degrees, comment on the art world establishment. The tone of representation varies greatly. Some deliver their message or insight in glaringly humorous ways, whilst others do so more soberly with a reporting approach.

Who are these buffoons who have in good humor mocked art movements? Who are the heretics that have astutely interpreted and presented the sociological workings of the art scene as well as the more distasteful conducts of behavior within the art system? They may be overtly cynical and yes, some of them are perhaps a bit too much, but who gives a hoot—they're hilarious!

There are those who have crassly blown out idealism's pale fire with one cheeky breath whilst others have nimbly created art-world narratives, grabbing your hand and dragging you somewhere unexpected. What does satire’s subversive edge have in store? The spectrum of styles presented will include parody, satire, irony, cynicism, invective, wit and spoofs.

Corner College's Theory Tuesdays are organized by Philip Matesic.

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