Fred Turner: The link from anti-fascist art & the “historical problem” of Facebook

“And that’s where we are now, Turner explains. We are in a world of personal choice, where reaching out to connect with distant others is, in fact, the tool used to control us. Some of the questions ask whether Turner is being unfair or unkind in describing Bayer and others as oppressing those who experience their exhibits. Turner explains that we’re too often looking for a bad guy. In this story, we have many people whose intentions are good, who are working on the right issues, and end up creating systems that act counter to what they expected and intended. Asked how artists could avoid being “accidentally oppressive”, Turner points out that the key involves who you collaborate with and how – while the 1960s happenings were run almost exclusively by privileged white men and featured women primarily as objects, Turner asks us to imagine genuine expressions of equal collaboration in a polyracial and feminist society.’ – See more at: http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2016/02/04/fred-turner-the-link-from-anti-fascist-art-and-the-historical-problem-of-facebook/#sthash.EsihUs2l.dpuf

 

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