Allan Kaprow described non-art as “whatever has not yet been accepted as art but has caught an artist’s attention with that possibility in mind.” From the readymade onwards, artists have been drawing on non-artistic materials and images to expand the field of art. At the same time, many types of cultural production are excluded from the category of art. This studio considers the boundaries of art and non-art, exploring appropriation as artistic tactic, outsider art, conceptual and immaterial art, anti-art and un-art. It investigates the possibility of working outside the institutions that define the artworld and the mechanisms by which attempts to do this get co-opted and recuperated by the art establishment. To do this, it maps the contexts in which art operates and looks at examples of institutional critique that seek to challenge these.
Sian Slade, Untitled
Agata Florio, Time Stretch