THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH AND THE DISCOVERY OF ART GOD, 2008
Richmond Art Center, CA and Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
The Institute for Social Research was a pedagogical experiment turned communally-dwelling art collective that involved 30 art students from around the world. To formalize their experience, two exhibitions and a major catalog were produced in collaboration with the ISR.
At the Richmond Art Center, the collective created an immersive environment exhibiting their multitudinous works. At the Württembergischer Kunstverein, the ISR made an exhibition of their work by way of consensus and hosted a series of public dinners, jam sessions, zine-making workshops, and jacuzzi parties. A 442-page catalog chronicles their experience.
Artists: Michelle Blade, Luke Butler, Donna Chung, Dina Danish, Christina Empedocles, Martina Geiger-Gerlach, Patrick W. Gillespie, Kamil Goerlich, Robert Goerlich, Tanor Hudson, Jana Jacob, Anita Kapraljevic, Byung Chul Kim, Florian Klette, Paul Kramer, Travis Joseph Meinolf, Nicholas Meyer, Helena Rempel, Cristina Rodrigo, Rosa Rücker, Marco Schmitt, Ines Lilith Schreiner, Gareth Spor, Kestutis Svirnelis, Sara Thacher, Christoph Trendel, Pablo Wendel with Brian Conley and Christian Jankowski.
This project was funded by DAAD with support from California College of the Arts.