It is surely a challenging discourse for everyone set to dedicate her/his life to working as artist today. We have a statement which we find suited to this topic, a sort of manifesto from 2011, about what an exhibition should be and shouldn’t be in our opinion. It was related to the Venice Biennale from the same year (Romanian pavilion) where we listed on its facade reasons to both be and not be part of such a famous (and at the same time infamous) art event.
Essential to my theories of the power of artistic production is the idea of variation and diversity. I am referring to all forms of diversity or heterogeneity be it in the form of objects, things, relations, human beings or cultural conditions. Art is a generator of diversity and it is this quality that it finds its power as a modifier of the brain potential. Weiterlesen →
In our contemporary experience of culture and its institutions, it may be useful to explore and activate terms such as the commons, generosity and gift, all of which could serve as a foundation for exploring how values emerge, are shared and disseminated to a wider public. Weiterlesen →
“Content is a glimpse”, Willem de Kooning said in one of his interviews. “It is very tiny, very very small”.
Suzanne Sontag refers to Kooning in her famous essay titled ‘Against Interpretation’, where she proposes that art shall never regain the innocence it had before the time of making great theories, when it did not have to explain anything, being part of rituals and rites. Delving under the text and the gesture of interpretation, in a form where content is set aside in favour of covert contents, Sontag recognises as pointless and suffocating. Weiterlesen →
Wir können die jetzige Situation der Kunst nicht mittels des gleichen Denkens ändern, mit dem wir sie geschaffen haben.