Context & Identity in Contemporary Hungarian Art

Reimagining the near past and constructing local identities. A Fulbright project by Linnea West (2012-13)

Negotiation of Public Space

quotesY“Established in the 18th century as an alternative to the secret processes of feudal hegemony and the formation of power, public space means both a specific place and the social framework, in which manifold different interests and claims of life are articulated and overlap. It is a space of negotiation at the same time, but one which has always, since its founding in ancient Greece, also practically represented a concept manipulated by exclusions and hegemony a consistently contentious terrain balancing between being open and exclusionary, accessible and disqualifying, general and private. It is a strategic object, in which social structures are defined and engendered.”

-Soren Grammel, “On Andreas Fogararsi’s Work,” Andreas Fogarasi: Information (2008)

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This entry was posted on February 10, 2013 by in Quote.
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