No Longer Art

In April 2015, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society Gallery will open with an installation of the Salvage Art Institute’s exhibition, No Longer Art. Created by the New York-based artist, Elka Krajewska, in collaboration with Mark Wasiuta of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, No Longer Art presents works that have been declared “total losses” by AXA Art Insurance Corporation and have been donated to Krajewska’s Salvage Art Institute.  Placed on moveable dollies and accompanied by relevant conservation and insurance records, No Longer Art provides an interactive encounter with the material conditions and discursive terms that have severed these objects from the circumstances and institutions that once conferred their value.

No Longer Art will be accompanied by a series of programs and discussions uniting scholars from across the University’s schools and divisions to address questions about the nature, experience, value, and end of art through the lens of their materials.

Review of No Longer Art: Jeffrey Weiss, “Things Not Necessarily To Be Viewed as Art,” Artforum (March 2013)  

John Sunyer, "The Twilight World of ‘Zombie Art’: Does a Piece of Art Cease to Be Valuable Once It’s Damaged?Financial Times (February 6, 2015)