Joshua Schwebel

Joshua Schwebel (Canada/Germany) is a Canadian conceptual artist currently based in Berlin. Through artistic interventions, his work de-centers institutional authority and makes visible power structures and hierarchies residing in the art system. While at Rupert, Joshua will be undertaking a research project into the status of amateur artists, and the defining characteristics that distinguish the professional from the amateur. This project will consider what actually distinguishes the two modes of practice, other than a declarative aspiration, external critical opinion, formal education, or entitlement.