Anti-spectacle and other forms of artistic struggle with spectacularity
Śnieciński analyzes mechanisms that govern the society of the spectacle, such as mechanisms of alienation, the unilateral nature of communication, the consumption of time. He also describes the diagnosis of contemporary culture of spectacle: museum-like reality, the tourist-like attitudes towards the reality (Giorgio Agamben), including its ‘facial’ variant, in which ‘politicization and face market’ took place (Hans Belting). In such a theoretical context, reflections are devoted to selected artistic strategies through which artists try to liberate themselves from the captivating codes of spectacle and spectacularity. Art by Jochen Gerz, Peter Eisenman, Eugeniusz Get Stankiewicz, Christian Boltanski, Martin Paar and Sissel Tolaas were discussed and analyzed.