Tag Archives: receiving

“Let’s break loose”

“Can generosity itself be a reciprocal practice?” Chicago based curator Mary Jane Jacob asks in her contribution to What We Want Is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art (2005). To ask this question means that the equation of generosity … Continue reading

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Yearning for Reciprocity

Between the small towns of Štúrovo in Slovakia and Esztergom in Hungary flows the river Danube, five hundred metres wide. Now the Mária Valéria bridge connects both towns and spans the border between both countries, but from 1944 till 2001 the bridge lay in … Continue reading

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Homo Reciprocans

Our society, any society, seems to be structured by, and caught up in, a dynamics of reciprocity.  This seems such a self-evident fact, that it might come as a surprise that it is a relatively new idea, notably launched by … Continue reading

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