Artists ad the New Producers of the Common (?)

Daphne Dragona

Abstract


This paper examines a new form of creativity based on the commons, using as a starting point two projects commissioned by the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Athens in 2010. It aims to define the features of this emerging creativity, to locate the challenges it brings to the art world and to discuss its potentiality to influence change in a wider sociopolitical scale. It introduces artists as a new generation of commoners and it examines the role they can play not only by producing the new artificial common – which can be based on knowledge, information and affects – but, also, by introducing new ethics and values.

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