At the Townhouse Gallery
LAPDOGS OF THE BOURGEOISIE
Featuring the artists
Dirk Fleischmann / Michele di Menna
Natascha Sadr Haghighian
Marion von Osten.
Curated by Nav Haq and Tirdad Zolghadr
To what extent does class play a role in the production and dissemination of contemporary art? Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie is a project touring internationally from 2006 to 2009, investigating how and whether the ideology of socioeconomic background still defines your artworld career, and to which point such a career might consolidate the ideologies in question. In short, the notion of class is the thematic touchstone of the project, and yet the idea is not to use contemporary art to explore class structures in society at large. Rather, the project hopes to develop a sense of art world reflexivity, tracing hegemonic patterns within the field itself.
I thought this was funny. I hope it was intended that way. More details here.