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Be for Real: the Usership Challenge to Expert Culture

TitleBe for Real: the Usership Challenge to Expert Culture
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsWright S
Series Titlen.e.w.s
KeywordsAlexander Alberro, Anton Vidokle, British Disabled People’s Movement, Emmanuel Kant, Jacques Ranciere, kultkuli, Lawrence Weiner, Martha Rosler Library, Marx, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, Michel Foucault, Parachute, Philippe Artières, Proudhon

One of the questions I struggle with most regarding art is whether or not to continue using the word at all. On the one hand, it designates an amorphous set of symbolic configurations and activities by and large so at odds with what I refer to when I use the term, I wonder if I would not be well advised to look for a different word. Yet on the other hand, I am loath to yield the monopoly on the use of that term to those whose usage I find so uncongenial.