“…criticisms are simply outdated methods of managing risk”. Writes Stefan Heidenreich. The two part text (1&2) on e-flux offers a critical introduction to post-internet art and an insightful analysis on how Speculative Realisms is linked to contemporary art markets. The text also looks at how the role of museums has changed: In the past they served like central banks which grounded and stabilized the value artworks. Today freeports serve as deposits for art investments. The value is more stable when no-one sees it!
“Freeportism as Style and Ideology: Post-Internet and Speculative Realism” offers a great point of departure for analysing the upcoming Kiasma Ars17 events.