Control, Alt, Delete?


Jonathan Harris

Two anthologies published last year, Curating Immateriality: The Work of the Curator in the Age of Network Systems and Art and its Institutions: Current Conflicts, Critique and Collaborations attempt to grasp a ‘world art world’ undergoing profound transformation within the ‘horizontal’ and globalised matrix of post-fordism. But how impartial are the diagnoses of art world professionals, and indeed how ingenuous the calls for democratisation from within their left-liberal ranks?, asks Jonathan Harris [....]