Thoughts on a review of “The Art of Participation:1950s to Now” by Kris Paulsen

Kris Paulsen sets out to review SFMOMA’s recent retrospective on participatory art, of particular interest to me after Hellicar&Lewis’s recent project for the AND Festival – “Caravideo”. In chronological order, the first project which caught my attention was “Media Van” (1971) by Ant Farm, and their remixing/updating of the project “Media Van V.08 (Time Capsule)”. Other projects of interest were Hans Haacke’s “News” (1969/2005), Matthias Gomel “Delayed” (2002) and finally the portal like “Hole In Space” (1980) by Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz.