Book Chapter

Ethics and the infrastructure of artistic research: Thomas Hirschhorn's Gramsci Monument

Danny Butt

The Meeting of Aesthetics and Ethics in the Academy: Challenges for Creative Practice Researchers in Higher Education | Routledge | Published : 2019


Infrastructure as a genre written through global capitalism is somewhat of a challenge for creative researchers, who usually seek to customise, if not autonomously develop, their infrastructure in each artistic situation. The problematics of artistic personae as infrastructure are well illustrated by the various analyses of Thomas Hirschhorn’s Gramsci Monument, a project commissioned and produced by the Dia Foundation, located in the Forest Houses, a public housing development of the Southeast Bronx in 2013. Boris Groys acknowledges the artistic persona as fundamental, but he does not materialise its production in a way that could see the persona as infrastructural. Groys and the historical ..

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