Aleksandra Mir

Corporate Mentality

NEW YORK—Corporate Mentality documents the emergence of recent practices within a cultural sphere occupied by both business and art. Based on an archive (1995-2001) maintained by Aleksandra Mir, it presents a diverse spectrum of artists who take on business as site, as material, and as subject of their work. Calling for a reassessment of the function of art in late-capitalist society, Corporate Mentality focuses on the complex and ambiguous ways artistic production inhabits corporate processes, abandoning the autonomy of the artwork, in order to elaborate resistant approaches to a world increasingly determined by commercial strategies and market concerns

John Kelsey, Corporate Mentality, 2003

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Corporate Mentality
Aleksandra Mir and John Kelsey, 2003
Lukas & Sternberg Inc.
ISBN: 0-9711193-1-7

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION - Laura K. Jones
ABSOLUT INTERVIEW - Martina Westing / Aleksandra Mir
NOBODY EVER SAID ANYTHING TO ME ABOUT IT - Andy Stillpass / Andrea Zittel
THREE PERFORMANCES - Jennifer Nelson
SUIT FOR STANDING - Christopher Trembley
ADJUSTED AND CORRUPTED - Carey Young / Liam Gillick
SUPERFLEX - Superflex
DANIEL PFLUMM - Daniel Pflumm
POWER FLOWER - Peter Persson
NEWSLETTER - Umea Energi
WE ARE NOW - The Icelandic Love Corporation / Thorallur Magnusson
THOMAS BAYRLE - Gardar Eine Einarsson / Mathias Faldbakken
THE PLURAL OF MYSELF - Mejor Via Corporation
THE WORLD MARKET - Daniel Knorr / Jens Haaning / Woilfgang Staehle
LONG WALK - Chris Saunders
ART FUTURES - Anthony Davies / Simon Ford
FABRYKA COKIERKOW - Piotr Uklanski
DEJANOV & HEGER IM DIALOG MIT BMW - Cristiane Zentgraf
CLAUDE CLOSKY - Claude Closky / John Kelsey
THE RIGA DATING AGENCY - Gint Gabran / Monika Ines Pormale
LIFE IS SWEET IN SWEDEN - Aleksandra Mir / Lars Bang Larsen
TAPESTRIES FOR QUEEN MARGRETHE - Bjorn Norgaard / Lars Bang Larsen
LANDFILL - Andrea + Philippe
BONK BUSINESS INC. - Pierre Guillet de Monthoux
ATELIER VAN LIESHOUT - Atelier Van Lieshout
OSCULUM INFAME - Gardar Eine Einarson / Mathias Faldbakken
THE MAXMARA COAT PROJECT—Volker Eichelmann / Ruth Maclennan
MIDDELBURG, SUMMER 1996—Jens Haaning / Lars Bang Larsen
MAKING MY ART IN CHINA—Paola Pivi
CORPORATE MUSE—ChanSchatz / Laird Borelli
BERNADETTE CORPORATION—Bennett Simpson
PURPLE INSTITUTE—John Kelsey
DA COSTA ENCYCLOPAEDIA—Alexandre Da Costa
LABELING STRATEGIES WITHIN BOTSCHAFT E.V.1990-1995—Florian Zeyfang
IT IS THE APPLIANCE OF ART THAT INTERESTS US—Kathrin Bohm / Stefan Saffer
MORE OPPORTUNITIES—Kathrin Bohm / Stefan Saffer
GEMINI SCULPTURE PARK - UK CORPORATE ART CONSULTANCY—Chris Evans / Will Bradley
INDUSTRIAL ESTATE—The Fall / Will Bradley
EXPERIMENT WITH DREAMS /THE ANSWERS—Leif Elggren / Thomas Liljenberg
STARBUCKS PERFORMANCE ART SERIES 1998-1999—Kelly Kuvo / Aleksandra Mir
MELISSA LONGENECKER—Melissa Longenecker
THE FREEBIE KING—Matthieu Laurette
THE APPEARANCE OF FANTASY—Henrik Schrat
THE TRADING ENVIRONMENT AFTER TRADING HOURS—Ekkehard Altenburger
YUCCA TRADING PLANT—Ola Pehrson / Aleksandra Mir
DEPARTMENTS OF'S—Gareth James
NARRATIVE STRUCTURES—Mark Lombardi
LIFTS—Sandy Nicholson
ONE YEAR EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT MCDONALDS—Tujia Lindstrom / Aleksandra Mir
IDA, A MINI-MAGAZINE—Laura Caudwell- Lindstrom

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