Artistic Squatting is an art exhibition that virtually ‘invaded’ Google’s Headquarters. The exhibition started in 2009 and is still available to be visited on Google’s virtual grounds without need for ‘permission or forms of identification’.

This is what I always liked about contemporary digital media: the virtual impossibility of stopping a process of participation and layering of concepts over the institutionally framed hierarchies.

The artistic statement that went with this exhibition and its artworks was published in Nictoglobe. My artistic statement focused on digital interventions and responded to Nictoglobe’s theme Friction Research – Investigating Ruptures in the Art-political Grid. The statement itself – available below as a PDF – is deconstructed, visualized and pinned on top of Google Inc.

Artist’s statement: Artistic Squatting

By | 2018-02-06T18:38:52+00:00 January 20th, 2012|Artworks|0 Comments

About the Author:

Lanfranco Aceti is known for his social activism and extensive career as an artist, curator, and academic. He is a visiting professor and research affiliate at ACT @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology and professor and director of the Arts Administration Program at Boston University. He is the founder of The Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc., the founder and Director of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology), and founder and Director of MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts).

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