"Revolution and Heresy"
"Since I will be discussing, throughout this text, the term Post Autonomy [I will use the abbreviation PA for Post Autonomy], which is probably unfamiliar to many peo- ple, I need to provide a basic genealogy and definition. At this point, all I want to say is that the term was invented in the 1970s in response to Barthes’ ”The Death of the Author” and revived in the 1990s as an alternative term for and critique of Post Modernism. Several authors inter- pret the term Post Autonomy to signal “after art”, or “the end” or “completion of Autonomy”."
David Goldenberg, Between Revolution and Heresy, 2014
David Goldenberg, (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK, 1956) is an important English conceptual artist.
For years, his research has been concentrated on the Post Autonomy concept, which he has developed in a number of shows held at important international institutions, standouts amongst which are the recent (2012) The Scenarios of Post Autonomy, Glenda Cinquegrana: the Studio, Milan, Italy; Template – Mobile Documenta, Chisenhale Studios, London (2011), The Space of Post Autonomy, Arts Depot, Vienna (2011), Plausible Artworlds, Basekamp, Philadelphia (2010), Mobile Documenta, Fordham Gallery, Londra (2009), The Time of Post Autonomy is Now, Your space, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland (2009), The Space of Post Autonomy, Local Operations, Serpentine Gallery, London (2007).
Goldenberg has participated in a number of collective shows of international stature, standouts amongst which are the Berlin Biennale (2012), the Second Biennale of Mongolia (2010), the tenth edition of the Istanbul Biennale (2007), and the Sexth Biennale of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2003).
To these must be added the exhibitions at international public institutions, such as Jump Into Cold Water, Shedhalle, Zurich (2006), Century City, Tate Modern, London (2001), Out of Space, Kolnischerkustverein, Germany (2000).
This year he’s taking part to 55th Venice Biennale official collateral event exhibition at Palazzo Bembo, Rialto, Personal Structures, curated by Global Art Affairs Foundation.