Individual Project

Author, Platform and Spectator

West, The Hague (NL)

By means of a video-interview project with artists, curators, theorists, and organizers, Jack Segbars explores the question of authorship within contemporary art production. Through critical reception, and the way in which it is presented, it begets its meaning, relevance, and form. This means that the wider chain of production can be seen as co-authors. What possibilities arise by understanding authorship as communal effort between the different positions of the artist, curator, critique, and the platform of presentation as site of production? And what can be its political relevance within the current conditions of artistic production?

Participants: Maziar Afrassiabi, Mohammad Salemy, Charles Esche, Rachel O’Reilliy, Armen Avanessian, Lietje Bauwens, and Sami Khatib

Photo by Guido van Nispen