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The Artist As Troublemaker

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Wiener Spaziergang, 1965/1989 Photograph © Austrian Cultural Forum
The Artist As Troublemaker
Curated by: Peter Pakesch

11 East 52 Street
New York, NY 10022
December 10th, 2008 - April 3rd, 2009
Opening: December 9th, 2008 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.acfny.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
upper east side
EMAIL:  
desk@acfny.org
PHONE:  
212 319 5300
OPEN HOURS:  
Daily, 10AM - 6PM
TAGS:  
Art, provocative, institutional, photography

DESCRIPTION

Art often has the potential to "make trouble", with artists serving as the "troublemakers" who want to rethink and reinvent the existing social order and its institutions. Museums are the focal point and testing ground of this encounter. Recent art history, particularly in Austria, is full of such examples. This selection is culled mostly from the collection of the Landesmuseum Joanneum - Kunsthaus Graz - Neue Galerie Graz and shows works which are exemplary of provocative creativity and institutional practice.