NEW ISSUE OUT – Assessing Risk: On Strategies for Health, Safety and Welfare Within Arts Practice

Our brilliant guest editors, Isabelle Sully and Eloise Sweetman, have joined our editorial board guiding us through concerns and issues regarding the structures of the art world and their impact on the production of works of art. Under the banner of ‘risk and safety,’ we have discussed how such measures are mended to protect or challenge a variety of actors and circumstances of this small universe. This issue was proposed prior to the Covid-19 pandemic rendering our realities unrecognizable and it does not consider the impact this has had on the many labourers of the ‘art world.’ However, the questions it raises pertains to past and current streams of critical thought on this topic. Whose safety do we protect? At what ‘cost’ do we take a risk?A postcard insert with a photograph by the artist Lee Kit will accompany the first 100 copies of the journal. On this image, a soft fabric flag wavers in the wind during a protest in Hong Kong, and the same flag has been reproduced on the cover of this issue of Kunstlicht.

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The Editorial Board

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VOL. 41 NO 4, 2020, ASSESSING RISK: ON STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE WITHIN ARTS PRACTICE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

p. 5. FOREWORD – Joyce Poot & Anna Sejbæk Torp-Pedersen

p. 7. GUIDANCE NOTE 1: GUEST EDITORS – Isabelle Sully & Eloise Sweetman

p. 8. GUIDANCE NOTE 2: ELIZABETH NEWMAN

p. 9. THE DISTANCE BETWEEN REPRESENTATION AND DOMINATION, OR… WHY WE DO NOT WANT A GOVERNMENT THAT SAYS WHAT IT MEANS, AND MEANS WHAT IT SAYS – Elizabeth Newman

p. 16. GUIDANCE NOTE 3: MARK FRIEDLANDER

p. 17. RISK DIALOGUES – Mark Friedlander

p. 24. GUIDANCE NOTE 4: ANNA DAUČÍKOVÁ

p. 25. ARTIST CONTRIBUTION: UNTITLED [FIRST AID] (1995) – Anna Daučíková

p. 30. GUIDANCE NOTE 5: AMY GOWEN

p. 31. TO PERMEATE THE WALLS AND FLOORS: THE COHABITATION OF VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE INFRASTRUCTURES IN SMALL-SCALE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS – Amy Gowen

p. 40. GUIDANCE NOTE 6: JOSEPH GRIGELY

p. 41. ARTIST CONTRIBUTION: FUCK YOU (2020), BE NICE (2020) – Joseph Grigely

p. 44. GUIDANCE NOTE 7: SRAJANA KAIKINI

p. 45. THE AESTHETICS OF RISK IN ARTISTIC PRACTICE: WHAT IS AT STAKE? – Srajana Kaikini

p. 54. GUIDANCE NOTE 8: VALENTINA CURANDI

p. 55. ARTIST CONTRIBUTION: THIS LABOUR (THAT)
IS NOT MEANT TO BE SECURED: A PROPOSITION OF BEQUEATHMENT (2020) – Valentina Curandi

p. 64. GUIDANCE NOTE 9: LEE KIT

p. 65. ARTIST CONTRIBUTION: HAND-PAINTED CLOTH USED AS FLAG (2004) – Lee Kit

p. 66. GUIDANCE NOTE 10: TOM CLARK

p. 67. THE MAINTAINER AND THE ROGUE READER – Tom Clark

p. 76. ABSTRACTS

p. 80. COLOPHON