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CARSTEN HÖLLER THE BAUDOUIN/BOUDEWIJN EXPERIMENT:...
The Baudouin/Boudewijn Experiment will take place in one of Belgium’s most famous architectural landmarks: the Atomium. Built as the Belgian Pavilion for the 1958 World Fair in Brussels, the Atomium imitates the structure of an atom, and is made up of nine spheres connected by tubes. In the Brussels and European Conference Rooms, situated in the central sphere, a space will be set up to...
The exhibition’s title, suggested by Gillick, is derived from the writings of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, who used the term “any-space-whatever” to describe a cinematic moment defined by multiple perspectives that are unmoored from the coordinates of time and space. In relation to this exhibition, the notion of ever-shifting views reflects the ideas of diversity, mutability, and...
Francis Alÿs, “When Faith Moves Mountains” (2002)
Francis Alÿs →
“Sometimes making something leads to nothing, sometimes making nothing leads to something.”
Frieze Magazine | Santiago Sierra →
The question that has always plagued Sierra’s critics is, why? Why the...– Kelly Baum - Santiago Sierra: How to Do Things with Words
tania bruguera | Tatlin's Whisper #5 →
I Don't Care if You Read This Article : All Tech... →
But I was wrong about the empty page. Or I was wrong about myself. A...– Jonathan Safran Foer, author
Like most writers, Jonathan Safran Foer has a large amount of blank paper....– Interview: Jonathan Safran Foer | Books | The Observer
Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualizing our humanity |... →
Das 500 →
Endurance, whether it concerns objects or relations, has become a rare thing....– Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte - Nicolas Bourriaud, Precarious Constructions. Answer to Jacques Rancière on Art and Politics
I love the power of forms made in urgency and necessity. These forms have an...– Thomas Hirschhorn: Philosophical Battery (interview)
Perhaps this is why people speak ever more often of connections, of connecting...– Liquid Love by Zygmunt Bauman
Liquid modernity →
Zygmunt Bauman who introduced the idea of liquid modernity wrote that its characteristics are the privatization of ambivalence and increasing feelings of uncertainty. It is a kind of chaotic continuation of modernity, where one can shift from one social position to another, in a fluid manner. Nomadism becomes a general trait of the liquid modern man, as he flows through his own life like a...
You work with people’s hope,” she said. “That’s the material of my work.– As Art, Tania Bruguera Lives Like a Poor Immigrant - NYTimes.com
When one object (for instance me) transitions from a certain set of objects to...– Ecology without Nature: Shoplifting Advice
Then you realize how much your world was just a sensual object. And then it hits...– Ecology without Nature: Displacement and Worlds
Nicolas Bourriaud, Precarious Constructions.... →
In this essay, Nicolas Bourriaud reacts to Jacques Rancière’s claim that his ‘esthétique relationelle’ is little more than a moral revival in the arts. According to Bourriaud, the significance of the political programme of contemporary art is its recognition of the precarious condition of the world. He elaborates this theme in his recently published book The Radicant.
Gillian Wearing's "My Favourite Track" and "Drunk"
I’ve been thinking about my Dutch Courage Choir and how it owes a lot to Gillian Wearing’s work. I saw Gillian Wearing’s show Living Proof at ACCA in 2006 and its influence must have been simmering away when I dreamt up the choir. I love the interview that Stephanie Bunbury did with Gillian Wearing for The Age back in 2006. An excerpt is below: POP IDOL was the inspiration for...
On a row of five monitors five people sing their favourite track, badly, and all...– Frieze Magazine on Gillian Wearing’s “My Favourite Track”
A call for unrealized projects / e-flux →
Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) seeks to document and display these works, in this way charting the terrain...
How - and when - to push the button →
Living as Form →
Living as Form is an unprecedented project that explores over 20 years of cultural works that blur the forms of art and everyday life, and emphasize participation, dialogue, community engagement, and activism around social issues. Living as Form provides a historical look at these socially engaged alternative practices, and the role artists have played in reshaping our world. Presented by New...
“Helping you because you can’t help yourself” What is Cheat Offsetting? When you cheat on your partner you add to the heartbreak, pain and jealousy in the atmosphere. Cheatneutral offsets your cheating by funding someone else to be faithful and NOT cheat. This neutralises the pain and unhappy emotion and leaves you with a clear conscience.
[Zizek] has also noted that the “close door” button in an elevator...– Slavoj Zizek-Bibliography/The Marx Brother/Lacan Dot Com
It is a well known fact that the close-the-door button in most elevators is a...– Slavoj Zizek-Bibliography/Human Rights and its Discontents/Lacan Dot Com
I also value ‘unfinished’ or provisional work for its permeability – like a...– Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy « lala
The (Shy) Woman Whose Words Accidentally Became... →
Procrastination most often arises from a sense that there is too much to do, and...– What we can learn from procrastination : The New Yorker