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ART STRIKE BIENNIAL ACTIVITIES. MONSTRATION Print
Written by STASAC   
Friday, 28 August 2009 19:39

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIWbrBhgOgc

August 21st, 2009. The term was invented by Russian art activists to go into the streets and to show all the absurdity of the legitimated protest demonstrations. The form still resembles the protest demonstration, but the content drives on creative absurdness and moves on improvisation. Biennial was turned into collective action annihilating artistic ego: no show(wo)mens, no spectators, no “professional” critics – all are participants. The art strike is not just distancing from the art making or its consuming – that is a form of highly conscious activism and any documented form of their action cannot be considered as anything valuable so far it was done by lower conscious operators too much dependent from attraction towards the visuality.