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23 Nov 2005
Rethinking Art as Experience
Barcelona
Is there any other way that art can exist in the public sphere?
This is the kick off question for the seminar at the MACBA, Barcelona on November 25 and 26 from 11 am-9 pm.
This is how they describe it:
From relationality’s point of view, the Museum is a space for art in which new forms of social interaction are investigated without limiting its function to mere exhibition, but creating an experimental platform. In this way, art can contribute significantly to the multiplication of public spheres through a process in which various subjects, forms and spaces participate.

Institutions that engage actively in the public sphere is unfortunately a rare thing. Expect a report in the near future.

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nolvadex

nowHere, a space where a spot becomes a place.
15 march - 25 may, 2008

nowHere, is a cabinet which invokes a dialogue on re-appropriation of the private and public domain. Through personal tags and geographies (books, movies, music, websites, drawings, mappings, photocopies, art works, ... ) it reads as a 'certain' historical relation between human, space and technology.

bolwerK considers the constructed in-between space of architect C.Kieckens, within the art space, Z33, not as a sub-art space with a curatorial reading; a cabinet as 'museum' but as a space with a personal narrative and a social meaning embedded in a neighborhood. The active use of the space for living, eating, working, sleeping implies that the cabinet is more a 'room of collection', in a live, real-time situation.

During PLACE@SPACE Marthe Van Dessel will post live from Z33, as a guest contributor on Free Soil, to connect, publish and share her discourse
with the virtual open public resources of the net.

The the conceptualization of the space as 'ongoing', work-in-progress externalizes the precarity of information, issues of copyright, authorship, knowledge production and hierarchical information networks.
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Link of the Week:  
Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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