Object 001 for the museum of objects of Hope

Object 001 (robin)OBJECT NR 001

TERM: Arthur

PROPERTY OF CLé

‘There is Hope, because you don’t know what’s inside but you can hear there’s something’. It keeps you company and gives you both food and drink, which it can preserve for a long time as long as you don’t open it. It can also be a very quite pet. It met its owner on the street in Brussels in a case of mutual attraction but it’s a passing relationship, as people tend to give it away or consume it themselves. Continue reading “Object 001 for the museum of objects of Hope”

Curating as Environmentalism (2011)

Curating as environ-mentalism

 

‘to find a frame, a timing or a situation within which suggestions of others can be realized’ tom plischke (1)

 

1. In this text I would like to focus on a particular form of curatorship: a practice that grew out of (and in opposition to) the ‘new’ style of programming of the 1980’s institutions. An attitude in thinking about curating in which the role of the programmer and the role of the artist start to intertwine. I’d like to talk about a curatorship that tries to redefine the boundaries put up by the institutions that were built for the production modes and logic of a generation of autonomous artists, a rethinking of the role of the institution by introducing the notions of vulnerability, risk and imperfection into the programming idiom, and a translation of the ‘relational esthetics’ of the visual arts towards a more ecological phrasing of the time and space shared by the performers, ‘spectactors’, public members and the resisting (art)objects they encounter.

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interview bureau d’espoir on author/authority

Of horizontal authorities, anorexic redistributions, and debating politics with trees.

Welcome to Bureau d’Espoir

 

Chinese artists used to change their names three times in their career in order not to be linked all their lives to the same work. In this way they gave up on the concept of the “I” related, to a name, in order to reinvent themselves. In other words: they gave up their personal authorship in order to free themselves from the weight of the past and open up new possibilities. What role does the responsibility of the author play in this case?


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