Wanneer politiek onvermijdelijk wordt: Van gemeenschapskunst naar gemene kunst | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0779-7397
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In this article, Hanka Otte and Pascal Gielen examine the difference between community art and commoning art. They argue that community art, like social art, is subsidised in part because it reinforces the societal status quo. Because commoning art, by contrast, not only commits itself to the social, but to the political as well, it tends to fall between the cracks of the current cultural policy. According to Otte and Gielen, this policy turns a blind eye on politics, presuming that only art that is consumed by as many individuals as possible is of any public value. Our cultural policy puts personal taste or art‘s personal effect centre stage, thus ignoring the many things art has to offer the community. Hence the author‘s plea for a commoning cultural policy that provides only a framework and that lets artists develop autonomously.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): community art; cultural policy; cultuurpolitiek; gemeenschapskunst; het gemeen; the common
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