Decentralize! Art, Power, and Space in the New York Art World

  title={Decentralize! Art, Power, and Space in the New York Art World},
  author={Adrian Anagnost},
  journal={Konsthistorisk tidskrift/Journal of Art History},
  pages={100 - 125}
  • Adrian Anagnost
  • Published 2 April 2020
  • Art
  • Konsthistorisk tidskrift/Journal of Art History
Have we witnessed the return of critique in the U.S. art world? Taking the decentralization of art institutions as a tactic of critique, this paper identifies waves of critique in the contemporary art world, with particular attention to New York City in the late 1960s-early 1970s, and the 2010s. Though certain critical aims and strategies have persisted, this period spans an impassable divide: the end of affordable space – for artist studios, galleries, community art centers – in the urban… 
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