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Journal Cover Journal of Extreme Anthropology
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   ISSN (Print) 2535-3241
   Published by Extreme Anthropology Research Network Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Editorial

    • Authors: Tereza Kuldova
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Glocalization: An Analytical Path Towards More Inclusive Contemporary
           Art'

    • Authors: Lina Abazine
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay deals critically with the notion of the 'global art world', showing that there may instead be numerous self-centred and ethnocentric art worlds, while also critically engaging with inequalities that persist within and across these art worlds and markets. In this respect it also deals with the work of the Iranian artist Aria Vooria, based in Vienna, and his struggle to escape streotypizations across different art worlds.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Resisting the Pressures of the Global Art Market

    • Authors: Marko Saranovic
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essays discusses the pressures of the global art market on artists, as well as the way in which the price of an artwork in the art market came to stand for its quality, rather than the other way round. Using the case of the Viennese artist Christian Ruschitzka, the essay suggest that there is some resistance and genuine critique possible, but only under certain conditions.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • ‘Poor Theatre’, Russian Avant-garde and the Art of Anna
           Bochkova

    • Authors: Sophia Oberrauch
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay discusses the art of the Viennese based Russian artist Anna Bochkova in the context of the Russian avant-garde.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • On the Art World, Museum ‘Prisons’ and Artistic Freedom

    • Authors: Lidia Martínez Pérez
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay investigates the structure of the art world, as well as the role of museums, likening them to prisons of taste, thus pointing to structural limitations imposed upon the artist, while also showing, using the case of the Viennese photographer Sabine Hauswirth, that even within such system, artistic freedom, or at least its semblance, are possible.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • On Ideology and Art Creation: Vienna vs. Hong Kong

    • Authors: Shui Ki Law
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay considers the difference between the art worlds in Vienna and Hong Kong, focusing in particular on the differing ideologies of creation and structural limitations, utilizing the work on ideology by Louis Althusser. The essay is also based on interviews with the Viennese artist Klaus Peter Scheuringer.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Hegemonies in Art: Struggles of an Aspiring Artist

    • Authors: Luka Mirkovic
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay considers the pressures young artists face in the contemporary art world, illustrated on the case of a young Viennese artist Kathrin Zobl.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The Vocational Regime in Art: On Myths and Performativity

    • Authors: Mathilde Legret
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay analyzes the development and mythology behind the notion of 'vocation' within the art world, while using the case of the Viennese artist Ursula Hübner. It argues that it is not only art institutions and the society, but also artists themselves who are complicit in the reproduction and valorization of the myth of vocation in art.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Resisting the Power of Curators and the Professional Art Class

    • Authors: Dafne del Carmen Moreno
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay focuses critically on the role of curators and 'art explainors' in determining what is art and what is worthy of our attention and argues that we should resist this infantilization of the audiences by the professional art class.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Fashion and Neoliberalism: How Self-commodification Becomes Integral to
           the Entrepreneurial Ethical Fashion Designer

    • Authors: Vigdís Þóra Másdóttir
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay discusses the challenges faced by fashion designers within the contemporary neoliberal fashion and art market, in particular the neccessity to self-commodify and brand oneself if one wishes to succeed. The article builds also on interviews with the New York based fashion designer Arna Lísa.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Rethinking Social Norms Through Performance Art

    • Authors: Isabel Elisabeth Winter
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay focuses on the role of performance art in challenging established social norms and the work of the Austrian artist Michael René Sell.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Smelly Art and the Hierarchy of Senses

    • Authors: Borbala Elias
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay deals with the visual bias and the historical privileging of visuality in the Western culture and the ways in which it translates into the valorization of different forms of art, in particular olfactory art, which is still not being taken seriously and remains undervalued, akin more to a form of entertainment. The essay uses the case of the Viennese artist Bernhard Weber.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • On Relics, Hermann Nitsch and the Creation of Value in Art

    • Authors: Selin Karaman
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay analyzes the meaning and symbolic value of 'relics' of Hermann Nitsch's ritual performances.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Thinking Through Value Transformations of Movie Costumes

    • Authors: Katharina Enzinger
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay investigates the value transformations of costumes created by costume designers for movie productions, tracing their valorization, loss of value, and re-valorization. The text is grounded in interviews with the Viennese costume designer Thomas Oláh.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • On Regimes of Value in the Art World and the Art of Bernhard Rappold

    • Authors: Elisabeth Maria Bene
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay focuses on multiple source of value creation in the artworld, while using material from interviews with the Viennese artist Bernhard Rappold.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • On Pricing in the Art Market and the Hierarchy of Materials

    • Authors: Anna Kusché
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay discusses the multiple influences on the formation of price in the art market, while focusing in particular on the role of material used in the artwork when determing its price. This essay is inspired by discussions with the Viennese artist Anna Stangl.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • The Aesthetics of Decay: An Homage to the Beauty of Transience

    • Authors: Fanny Kernbauer
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay contemplates the nature of art utilizing an interesting case of an artwork without an artist, an amateur film from the 1960s found at the Film Archive in Vienna, which has decayed, the signs of demage turning it into an artwork in its own right, touching and beautiful to watch.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • 'SUPERCARGO', the Art of Peter Moosgaard

    • Authors: Martin Ochsenhofer
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay considers the ways in which our need for differentiation on one hand and identification on the other shapes our relation to commodites and fuels their magical, fetishistic properties. Using the case of Peter Moosgaard's art project SUPERCARGO, it is argued that this art piece can unsettle the way we conceive of commodities, and reveal what may have previously been unconscious.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • From Art to Waste and Back: Beate Seckauer and her 'Waves'

    • Authors: Katrin Krottenthaler
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay deals not only with the question of how to distinguish art, but also with a particular case of an artwork by Beate Seckauer which has been demaged and thus turned into waste. However, having been exhibited as artistic waste, it's quality of art has been revived, thus going to show the dependence of what is defined as art on the institutional framework.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • On Zero Waste in Art and the Reproduction of Capitalism with 'Human
           Face'

    • Authors: Nadine Schneiderbauer
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay engages with the increasingly popular trend of 'zero waste', one more and more shaping the art world itself. It argues that the devotion to ethical consumption, to recycling, and especially to upcycling and production of artworks for the consumption of the rich falls within the currently dominant ideology of capitalism with a human face. The author also discusses zero waste with the artist Lavinia Lanner.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Art or Waste' A Discussion with the Art Collective UMETNIK*

    • Authors: Theresa Rodler
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay reflects on the artwork Alles Klar by the art collective UMETNIK*, which deals with the questions of separating art from waste.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Artist's Gaze and Zero Waste: Materiality and Value

    • Authors: Marlies Scheuchenegger
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay deals with the question of zero waste and value of art, using the example of art by Leo Schatzl.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • When the Forgotten and Discarded Becomes Art: Maren Jeleff’s
           Photography

    • Authors: Benedicta Wöllauer
      Abstract: A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay presents the artwork of the Austrian anthropologist Maren Jeleff, and image which has become a work of art by being forgotten and discarded in the first place, only to be redefined as valuable within the institutional context of the exhibition.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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