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Karel Teige,
The Marketplace of Art

commented by Zbyněk Baladrán, Dave Beech, Jana Ndiaye Berankova, Michel Chevalier, Esther Leslie, John Roberts, and Paul Wood.

Has something fundamental changed in the art world in the last few years?

Or, let's say: since the '70s, since the outset of western capitalism's ongoing crisis? Have mechanisms set in that narrow the range of what artists/critics/curators can do?

«target: autonopop» answers yes to all these questions and takes aim at the commercial art gallery circuit, its products, and the somewhat less (overtly) market-oriented art-institutional context. Safe generalizations that spare people's feelings and preserve comfortable arrangements are not on the agenda; instead: a regularly updated process in which art is 'consumed' in a different way.

«target: autonopop» examines the articulation between the market/gallery and institutional spheres, their cooptational and coercive instances, their aversion to any critique which has real consequences.

Visual, social, and historical investigations supplement a project which is not merely theoretical: to retrace and critique the art-circuit's tacit dogma of ambivalence and non-oppositionality. On the curatorial and production level, «target: autonopop» has been fostering and generating activity which avails itself to exactly those 'unartistic', unambiguous and frontal means when necessary, be it in an art or a non-art context.

06/02/2023
Lecture and music presentation: «postx-Punk in Berlin, 2023 … and the eternal return» (Chapelle Fifteen, Paris)
10/08/2021
Lecture, screening, and discussion: «Yes, it can be done: George Maciunas' art movement and illusion-free economic and social models»
(Werkhaus Münzviertel, Hamburg)
09/28 - 10/19/2019
«Autonomy Timeline» at the TEXTUR – DENKRAUM – SCHREIBMASCHINE exhibition
(Scotty, Berlin)
08/29/2019
«Which art, which jazz, and which politics?», perspective shift at Jack Whitten: Jack's Jacks exhibition
(Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin)
01/18/2018
«target: autonopop open mic.» / Screening of Poor People Relax Me by Clara Winter and Miguel Ferráez
(Hinterconti, Hamburg)
09/19 - 10/10/2015
target: autonopop presents «unlimited liability laboratory»
with Katharsis A24
(Norderstr. 71 ug, Hamburg)
08/09 - 08/24/2014
target: autonopop presents «unlimited liability laboratory»
with Arnika Müll and Sloan Leblanc
(Norderstr. 71 ug, Hamburg)
05/26 - 06/24/2014
target: autonopop presents «unlimited liability laboratory» with ArtAnalysis and Anti-Aufklärung
(Norderstr. 71 ug, Hamburg)
11/12 - 12/10/2011
«A Visit to Nagel's» in Market Report (uqbar, Berlin)
08/15 - 10/23/2010
target: autonopop presents: «unlimited liability», multiples from over one hundred collectives, writers, artists, filmmakers, music labels, and publishers
(Norderstr. 71 ug, Hamburg)
04/14/2009 - 01/19/2010
«target: autonopop» with Wir Sind Woanders #3
06/20 - 09/19/2009
target: autonopop presents: «unlimited liability», multiples from over ninety collectives, writers, artists, filmmakers, music labels, and publishers
(Norderstr. 71 ug, Hamburg)
01/23/2009
Tobias Still, Rahel Puffert and Michel Chevalier open a round of discussions on various, non-binding, topics: «target: autonopop open mic.» (Trottoir, Hamburg)
10/17/2008
Radio special: "for a rehabilitation of criticism in the art world"
with Lucy Lippard, Jean-Claude Moineau, Jan m, Nathalie Mc Graw
(Radio Libertaire, Paris)
10/15/2008
XVIth Biennale de Paris and Art&Flux present:
«target: autonopop» at the Sorbonne
"Art-market art in a dead end"with Lucy Lippard (USA) and members of «target: autonopop» and Art&Flux
08/01 - 10/11/2008
target: autonopop presents: «unlimited liability», multiples from one hundred collectives, writers, artists, filmmakers, music labels, and publishers
(Norderstr. 71 ug, Hamburg)
09/18/2008
target: autonopop presents: art-political critique of the "Morra Grecos Fondations Art Collection: Archeology of Mind"
(European Social Forum, Malmö)
01/11/2008
Tobias Still, Rahel Puffert and Michel Chevalier open a round of discussions on various, non-binding, topics: «target: autonopop open mic.» (Trottoir, Hamburg)
06/09 - 08/25/2007
target: autonopop presents: «unlimited liability», multiples from over seventy collectives, writers, artists, filmmakers, music labels, and publishers
(Norderstr. 71 ug, Hamburg)
01/12/2007
Tobias Still, Rahel Puffert and Michel Chevalier open a round of discussions on various, non-binding, topics: «target: autonopop open mic.» (Trottoir, Hamburg)
10/01 - 10/31/2006
«target: autonopop» at the XVe Biennale de Paris
10/12/2006
"Quadrophonischer Kunstkopf": the Diedrich Diederichsen Listening-Room, activated and debated with Michel Chevalier and Jörg Hochapfel
(Blinzelbar, Hamburg)
04/19 - 04/23/2006
«atelier target: autonopop», applied art criticism workshop with Michel Chevalier, Jérôme Guigue, and Éric Létourneau (La Générale and various public locations, Paris)
06/10 - 02/07/2006
target: autonopop presents: «unlimited liability», multiples from over fifty collectives, writers, artists, filmmakers, music labels, and publishers
(Norderstr. 71 ug, Hamburg)
01/06/2006
Tobias Still, Rahel Puffert and Michel Chevalier open a round of discussions on various, non-binding, topics: «target: autonopop open mic.» (Trottoir, Hamburg)
06/29 - 07/02/2005
«atelier target: autonopop», applied art criticism workshop with Michel Chevalier (Le Local and various public locations, Montréal)
05/09/2005
«target: autonopop presents» with introduction, Jérome Guigue's space pégant, and concert: Christoph de Babalon and Four Door Fist (Atelierfrankfurt)
04/16 - 05/01/2005
«target: autonopop» magazine at the exhibition Des éditeurs têtus pour des auteurs tenaces (Apocope, Marseille)
01/12 - 02/12/2005
«the Diedrich Diederichsen Listening-Corner» at the 18th Stuttgart Film Winter
01/15/2005
Michel Chevalier, Rahel Puffert and Tobias Still invite the public to take part
in «target: autonopop open mic.» (Trottoir, Hamburg)
11/13/2004
Berlin-release of the «target: autonopop» magazine
and concert: ur! geller, für diesen abend (Blumen, Berlin)
07/10/2004
«target: autonopop» magazine release party
and concert: Jörg Hochapfel and Sarah Seidel (Buttclub, Hamburg) 
04/02 - 04/04/2004
«A Visit to Nagel's» at the Soft Logics conference (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart)
01/15 - 02/01/2004
«Everything is Pop», «Da kann ja jeder kommen» Michel Chevalier, «Target Studio» Jean-Baptiste Farkas (featuring Jérôme Guigue, Dunkelheit); in concert: Tumorchester, Chad Popple, für diesen abend; conference: Franco Kroschewski, Rahel Puffert, Tobias Still
(Westwerk, Hamburg)
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