Archive for the 'Elise Noyez' Category

Market – Double Standard

Considering notions of parity and exclusivity within the late 1960s marketing practice of Seth Siegelaub, Elise Noyez tracks how first generation Conceptual art dealt with the market. Contrary to popular belief, Noyez argues, Conceptual art was not a clear or uncensored reaction against the existing art market but rather an attempt to reconsider it. Click here to read the essay.

Exhibition – Dialogue for One

Elise Noyez reviews a symposium at the Witte de With’s Rotterdam Dialogues, in which the role of the curator as a protagonist of the art world was discussed. Noyez describes how a sense of narcissism permeated the panel discussions and left issues of responsibility, influence and curator-artist collaborations mostly untouched. Click here to read the essay.

Studio – Portrait of the Artist as another Artist

In the Studio issue, Elise Noyez focuses on the photographic portrait of the artist as a (self-)representational strategy. Using a noteworthy photograph of early appropriation artist Elaine Sturtevant as a case study, Noyez discusses the changing standards of such photographic representations in relation to artist and artistic practice, as well as the appropriation of artistic images. Click here to read the essay.

Museum – Going Public

The critical issue of the museum has also been discussed from a more historical perspective. Tackling Takis’s sit-in at the MoMA in the late 1960s, Elise Noyez elaborates on the institution as a cultural interlocur and its paradoxical inevitability for artists who seek to successfully revolt it. Click here to read the essay.


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