Smack Mellon Hosts Condensations of the Social

Pedagogy, anyone?

Tim Rollins and K.O.S.'s The Inferno (after Dante Alighieri)
Jane Bruce
Tim Rollins and K.O.S.'s The Inferno (after Dante Alighieri)

If social practice is the organic produce of the art world—something that sounds good, and by all means should be adopted, although we're not exactly sure what it entails—perhaps we need our own salmonella outbreak. Remember those bags of contaminated spinach in 2006? What that calamity revealed was how "local" and organic food was really being distributed through big-agricultural channels—which are dangerously interconnected with other food systems, like bacteria-carrying animals. A fitting analogy, perhaps, for an art world where systems and semantics are often confused.

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