Act And Accomplish
Act & Accomplish questioned how the contemporary art world is 'professionalizing' by borrowing heavily from business literature and the operations of corporate entities. Enquiries were made into the nature and forms of performance, training, competition and evaluation that constituted the measure of an artist's success.
About this programme
Act And Accomplish was a collaborative project between Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, KHOJ International Artists’ Association and Nature Morte.
The performances, discussions, lectures and installations at Nature Morte emerged from a two-week residency in New Delhi involving artists and curators from Germany and India thinking around how the contemporary art world is ‘professionalizing’ by borrowing heavily from recent business literature and the operations of corporate entities (branding, asset management etc.). Enquiries were made into the nature and forms of performance, training, competition, and evaluation that constitute the measure of an artist’s success.
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