Submitted by Wayne on Wed, 2014-08-27 04:05.
A habit is an everyday expression of unintentionally obtained and individually embodied knowledge. The term “habit” is often loaded with negative connotations; habits are to be broken or unlearned. New Habits proposes that we rethink the notion of the habit as a form of life central to community formation, in negotiation with the governing rules and laws. New Habits looks for shared, communal habits or forms of life marked by a non-capitalist ethos of commoning, as a necessary counterpoint to direct action and representative politics.
Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s recent analysis of Franciscan practices in calling for a new politics provided a major impetus for New Habits. Under the guiding virtue of “highest poverty”, from their formation in the thirteenth century the Franciscans lived a form of common life that incorporated but defied established rules and norms of the Church.
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2014-08-25 22:15.
Although he rarely used a camera, Robert Heinecken (1931–2006) is widely regarded as one of the most influential photographers of post-War America. He described himself as a ‘paraphotographer’, and it was as such that he tirelessly explored the nature of photography and the ideas traditionally associated with it through a large variety of techniques, including sculpture, video, printmaking and collage. The exhibition at WIELS examines a pivotal period in his career, during which Heinecken used a Polaroid SX-70 camera.
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2014-08-22 20:00.
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2014-08-21 21:50.
‘Biography’ presents a wide selection of works from Elmgreen & Dragset’s complex universe, including sculpture, performance and interactive installations. Works from the late 1990s onwards will be shown together with recent projects, and all together they will create a unique insight into the artists’ oeuvre. Elmgreen & Dragset consider an exhibition to be a work of art in itself, with all its narrative, choreographic and social possibilities and ‘Biography’ will examine the very conditions of exhibiting.
Current Viewing: Tatiana Trouvé, The Longest Echo — L’Écho le plus long : musée d'art moderne et contemporain : MAMCO (Geneva)Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2014-08-18 21:43.
On pourra insister, avec I Tempi doppi, sur un nouage récurrent dans les œuvres de Tatiana Trouvé. Dans les relations d’un énoncé (I Tempi doppi) et d’une forme (une ampoule électrique allumée, reliée par un fil conducteur à une autre, éteinte), se libèrent les conditions d’une expérience esthétique selon une double portée, où une proposition matérielle vaut à la fois en tant qu’idée et en tant qu’image. Dans l’intervalle ouvert par ces écarts, se libère un espace pour la pensée à travers un phénomène d’écho, au sein duquel la réflexion d’une idée s’effectue sur un obstacle qui la répercute. Pris dans ce dispositif poétique, il revient au spectateur de faire résonner le sens.
Submitted by Wayne on Sun, 2014-08-17 03:38.
Klöntal Valley—located above Glarus—has been a recurrent focus of art since the mid- seventeenth century: far removed from mass tourism, the valley and its pristine landscape nurture visions of an ideal utopia even today. It has always been a fascination of artists. A PLACE LIKE THIS takes up this theme, presenting twenty-three international positions at selected locations in Klöntal Valley and at Kunsthaus Glarus. A majority of the new works created specifically for this location directly reference Klöntal Valley’s rich artistic tradition. The contemporary artists have been invited to address the location and its heritage, the landscape and nature, activating these concerns from a present-day perspective and questioning their historical to poi.
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2014-08-15 16:09.
Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2014-08-05 12:45.