CREATIVE JOURNAL—George Baker—The State of Institutional Critique

Some might say that in the transformed conditions of the present [Institutional Critique] has become an academic exercise, a genre, or worse, a style. Completely recuperated. This is undoubtedly true of certain cases. But such a judgment rests on an understanding of avant-gardism that is no longer operative, perhaps no longer desirable. And the contemporary situation doesn’t obviate all communicative, critical practices. There are significant ways in which work formerly known as Institutional Critique has been transformed and thus continued in the present. (Baker, 2001, p.220)

  • BAKER, George (2001). Round Table: The Present Conditions of Art Criticism. In October vol.100 (Spring). pp.200–228.

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