Context is Half the Work

Written by Thomas Büsch on . Posted in Détournement


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The idea of Artist Placement stemmed from a group of UK artists, and was guided by John Latham and initiated by Barbara Steveni, who were experimenting with radical new forms of art.

Between 1966 and the mid-1980s, APG negotiated approximately twenty placements on behalf of artists in industry and government. Unlike most residency schemes that have emerged in its wake, APG artists were not required to produce any determinable object as a result of her or his placement.

Disobedience Archive (The Park)

Written by Thomas Büsch on . Posted in Place Hacking

Exhibition at Salt Beyoğlu, Istanbul, opening April 22 about artistic practice in relation to political action: the videos and ephemera at SALT Beyoğlu survey forms of disobedience from the 1970s Parco Lambro uprising in Italy to the Gezi  Resistance in İstanbul.

Disobedience Archive (The Republic) – veduta della mostra presso il Castello di Rivoli, Italy 2013

Disobedience Archive is an ongoing, multi-phase video archive and platform of discussion that deals with the relationship between artistic practices and political action.

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