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Open Conversation with Randall Szott


"Once the task of the artist was to make good art; now it is to avoid making art of any kind." - Allan Kaprow

"In the face of the omnipresence of the cultural and consciousness industries, art has withdrawn from the world and has hidden before our very eyes--the only place it is safe from artworld recuperation, the only place left where the artworld is not looking for it." - Stephen Wright

"I would prefer not to." - Bartleby

Spy art, post-art, dropping out, breaking up, abandonment, art at a 1:1 scale, disappearance, unart, refusal, quitting, vacating, renunciation, withdrawal - such are some of the multitude of terms used to describe various strategies of what might also be called escape artistry. School of Self-Reliance and Randall Szott will have an open conversation about the ever shifting contours of this elusive domain. What do these tactics have to offer a cultural apparatus so committed to visibility? What generative potential is there in such gestures? And is that question itself a trap?

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Earlier Event: November 4
Democracy TBD, by Carlos Matallana