Christian Janecke
Autonomy: shaken, not stirred. A review

Christian Janecke (Offenbach)
Autonomy: shaken, not stirred. A review

Autonomy of art means being free from previous applications as freedom for political positioning, or to express it in a more neo-ideological way: their freedom in a political capacity. Whether this mantra of autonomy (which is still charged with relevant influences on art from other spheres anyway) still applies is questionable even when further innovations are taken into consideration, which in my opinion would include curatorial model implementations, communication-centred preparation and follow-up, digitally unlocked freedom to change and reformat all artistic expressions, and finally the desire to become involved in a picture. Nowadays art has been operating under these auspices and in reaction to them for a long time.

Christian Janecke is a professor of art history at the Offenbach Academy of Art and Design. He publishes work on contemporary art and the interaction between art and other fields such as science, exhibition layout and design. In 2011 he published: Maschen der Kunst (Meshes of art; Springe: zuKLAMPEN). www.hfg-offenbach.de/janecke