[artinfo] Chris Kraus: Lost Properties

Janos Sugar sj at c3.hu
Tue Nov 4 09:14:27 CET 2014

In her recent essay "Lost Properties,"
Chris Kraus profiles a number of artists who have found creative 
engagement in contexts far afield from the dominant institutions of 
the art world. There are art school graduates who operate a brewery 
to support a small gallery, and a group of artists who are organizing 
against the debt system. "Being an artist [today]," Kraus writes, 
"doesn't necessarily mean making drawings or paintings or sculpture 
or even installations or videos. The desire to pursue a life in 'fine 
art' simply means a desire to respond creatively to the present, just 
as the disciplines of 'poetry' or 'rock & roll' were ciphers for 
countercultural lifestyles in other eras."

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