A keynote lecture delivered by Gregg Bordowitz on the occasion of the exhibition 'Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology' curated by Johanna Burton at the Hammer Museum.
“In the early nineteen
eighties I was part of a young ambitious group of artists who were disgusted by
the alignment of regressive politics in the White House with politics in the
art world. All institutions within federal government to museums and galleries
were perceived to be driven by national interests, imperialist expansion,
profit motive, male supremacy, white supremacy, and heteronormativity. Rigorous
analysis of the situation led to tactics of subterfuge and refusal. Still, we
were not resigned.”
Event information here.