the review is in german, so i shall come back and comment on it soon. Am catching up with this very interesting discussion.
Simon Biggs schreibt:
The concept of the "The Do-it-Yourself Artwork" is very interesting but in terms of participatory artworks the concept of "Do it With Others" (DIWO) is possibly more powerful, as practiced so well at Furtherfield. This is an arts initiative that exists with relations to both the new media and traditional art worlds but, being more concerned with the particularities of social context, works beyond the confines of either. This seems a more profound instance of relational creative practice than anything ever made under the rubric of relational aesthetics, which seems an internally conflicted, if not incoherent, concept anyway. I'm quite happy to see relational aesthetics fade from the fashion magazines (oops, I mean art magazines). The only problem is, given recent art fads, what it might be replaced with.
from the article's headline:
Der Kurator und Trendsetter Hans Ulrich Obrist trifft in Peking auf Künstler und Kunstkritiker und auf überraschend deutlichen Widerstand. Ist die Globalisierung des Zeitgenössischen bloß Kulisse?
The curator and trendsetter Hans Ulrich Obrist meets n artists and art critics in Beijing, and encounters a surprisingly strong resistance. Is the globalization of the contemporary just a smoke screen?