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Labels: visual notes on the walking of a man in no mans land
posted by Vinqo Denken at 9:39 PM
I remember him saying -- he reached out his hand and said, 'If I stretch my hand, will a hand come to meet me?
art reclaimed a pragmatic and even an organising function, that is, the right to directly intervene into politics. While in Germany and Italy the defeat of the Spartacist uprising and of the socialist general strike marked a setback for the revolutionary movement, in Russia the October Revolution instigated artists to take on an active role in the context of collective appropriation of the means of production.
With its modernist emphasis on the properties of the materials and their formal organisation into a coherent whole, constructivism had downplayed issues of distribution and audience. To be sure, in 1921 the leading group of constructivist artists that revolved around The Group for Objective Analysis had already embraced the principle that the kinetic life of materials and objects brought about by industrialisation undermined forever traditional, static notions of composition, and called for a new perceptual dynamic between artworks and audience based on interaction rather than contemplation.
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