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Title: The freee collective don't want you!
Authors: Beech, Dave
Hewitt, Andy
Jordan, Mel
Keywords: Participation
Political art
Public sphere
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Intellect
Citation: BEECH, D., HEWITT, A. and JORDAN, M., 2012. The Freee collective don't want you! Public, 23 (45), pp. 139 - 145.
Abstract: Freee proposes a new conception of participation for art. We address current debates on art and participation, for example in the theories and positions of Grant Kester and Claire Bishop. These two positions set a polarized debate between a social and collaborative ethic in art, and the shock tactics of an avant-garde art. For us, publics are not reducible to the individuals found in the marketplace or the political and cultural encounters of the spectacle (consumers, fans, viewers, customers, etc.). A public has agency, which is why we prefer performative actants (witnesses, signatories, advocates, etc.).
Description: This article was published in the journal, Public [© Intellect] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/public.23.45.139_1
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1386/public.23.45.139_1
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12857
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/public.23.45.139_1
ISSN: 0845-4450
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