It was naïve to think that art would solve the social problems of neoliberalism. But I don’t want to give up on its ability to generate new ideas just yet.
The art world relies on access to specialised skills and resources that are commanded at-hoc in discrete, time- and output-bound chunks. This is the logic of projects.
Social artists do not have a monopoly over the social. They do not even have a monopoly over art. But they’d sure like to.