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Review: Oliver Laric's Kopienkritik at Skulpturhalle Basel

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Tom Moody 4 years, 4 months agoReply

In its ideal form crowd-sourcing works like the 12 person jury–everyone has some insight or observation to contribute, regardless of their authority or expertise. The plaster casts aren't meant to constitute a collective wisdom. As you say they are considered second best. Once they've served their purpose as a learning aid they mostly just take up space. Merely aggregating them in a gallery doesn't make them crowdsourcing. Projecting the "Versions" video on the plaster casts would seem to be about redundancy and superfluity, then and now. Either way, it's making kind of a strained connection between the artist's video work and the sculptures–literally projecting present day attitudes and values onto the past.