Mobile Documenta

6 Nov 2009 – 13 Nov 2009

Fordham Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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The project for Fordham marks the beginning of a series of projects that makes up Mobile Documenta, to be followed by online projects, talks and events in the UK and internationally. The project for Fordham gallery continues to develop research into the new concept of art known as Post Autonomy" by the London based artist, curator and writer David Goldenberg - Where Post Autonomy is seen as key to a route beyond Post Modernism and the current Neo Liberal ideas of art. Versions of the project were staged at Netwerk gallery, Aalst, Belgium in 2006, Istanbul Biennial in 2007, and at Your-space, Vanabbemuseum in April 2009 ( plus texts in Fillip magazine number 8 and 10 discussing online projects). The project brings together Goldenbergs research into the failure of participatory practices, where participation equates with using people as free material, whereas the initial idea of participation is to break down hierarchies! Above all the project will look at actual possibilities for change to the existing model of art, in other words the room to change the existing model into the model of Post Autonomy via a rethinking through the ideas embodying Documenta i.e. where major art events - Museums, Biennials, Documenta - replicate the 19th century notion of the Nation State, identity and Colonisation, in that respect the image of Documenta constitutes a totality of what we understand as a Euro-centric tradition of art. The project therefore looks at the issue of model, copy, repetition etc by way of navigating towards a new model of art.

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