Staying in the Liminal Space Between Politics and Art: On Rehearsing Hospitalities
Essay by Mike Watson
One of two texts which were commissioned and published in the context of Frame’s public programme Rehearsing Hospitalities (2019-2023) to simultaneously offer a critical review of the programme and provide a platform for developing new art writing. Irina Mutt and Mike Watson were invited to follow the annual Gathering for Rehearsing Hospitalities in September 2021 and engage with the programme’s exhibitions, events and publications.
Mike Watson is a theorist, critic and curator who is principally focused on the relation between culture, new media and politics. He has written for Art Review, Artforum, Frieze, Hyperallergic and Radical Philosophy, and has curated events at the 55th and 56th Venice Biennale, and Manifesta 12, in Palermo. In September 2021, he will publish his third book with ZerO Books, The Memeing of Mark Fisher: How the Frankfurt School Foresaw Capitalist Realism and What to Do About It.