This lecture is the first of three open lectures that are connected to professor Dora Garcia's course "COMRADE, how to build new institutions?".
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The last 10/15 years have been characterized by a general shift from institutional critique to institutional invention or re-invention, a process involving artists, curators, museum operators and activist collectives. What kind of problems and possibilities this wave of alter-institutionality carries with it? What makes an art institution alter in comparison to a neoliberal one?
MARCO BARAVALLE is a member of S.a.L.E. Docks, a collective and an independent space for visual arts, activism, and experimental theatre located in what had been an abandoned salt-storage facility in Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy. Founded in 2007, its programming includes activist-group meetings, formal exhibitions, and screenings. Baravalle is a research fellow at INCOMMON. In praise of community. Shared creativity in arts and politics in Italy (1959-1979), a project hosted by IUAV, University of Venice. He is a member of IRI (Institute Of Radical Imagination), a think-tank inviting political scientists, economists, lawyers, architects, hackers, activists, artists and cultural producers to share knowledge on a continuous base with the aim of defining and implementing zones of post-capitalism in Europe’s South and the Mediterranean.