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30 Mar 2005
Community + Communication in Modern art
What makes this book interesting and important is that it also tries to frame and contextualize European examples of dialogical and socially engaged art, which is not so much the case with for instance, Miwon Kwon and Lacys: "Mapping the terrain" who mainly have an American outlook. This could be expanded upon to include other parts of the world. The Author Grant H. Kester, claimes that the most interesting and innovative art is made outside the museum and conventional galleries, in dialogical community practices -and on this i tend to agreee. How to establish a critical framework for these practices, which include, Wochenclausur and Stephen Willats, superflex and others is also a concern, and the discussions are well informed and precise.
This is my current reading, and I will be back with a full review

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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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