The artist’s experience of being inside art institutions, starting from the effort made to be accepted in order to develop one’s art practice, then the experience of going through them, and while in them, the many ways of having to learn how to be inside. This will in several ways inform the development of an artist’s practice, for the good or for the bad. Making this publication has been an attempt at recognizing and dealing with, rather than avoiding, the tensions that exist in the relationship between artists and art institutions at a time when most art institutions themselves are under the pressure of austerity-politics. publication constitutes the result of Patchineelam’s PhD research in the arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, University of Antwerp and ⁄a.pass⁄ advance performance and scenography studies Brussels.
publisher—oaza books+Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp+advance performance and scenography studies Brussels
author—Vijai Maia Patchineelam