En última instancia, la obra consiste precisamente en la iluminación y el cuestionamiento de una serie de procesos productivos, y no en la glorificación del resultado concreto de tales procesos. Frente a la estetización de lo político que esto supondría, Jaio y van Gorkum proponen una politización de lo estético, que no discurre por el fácil camino de la soflama ideológica, sino a través de una reflexión crítica sobre las condiciones de la propia actividad. Revelan así una vía fructífera para deslindar el arte de la lógica espectacular y fantasmagórica de la mercancía. Pocos empeños parecen más necesarios en la situación actual del mundo del arte.

- Jaime Cuenca sobre Klaas van Gorkum e Iratxe Jaio en el Laboratorio 987 del MUSAC, León
Read more

Between April 2010 and January 2011 we have been writing a monthly article on poltics, art and culture, for Mugalari, the cultural supplement of Basque newspaper Gara. A selection of articles can now be read online, at our new website: http://postpolitikak.org:

Read more

30 october - 27 february, SMAK and the Museum of Fine Art in Ghent

A video of the project "Stay inside. Close windows and doors" has been selected for the exhibition Hareng Saur: Ensor and contemprary art, to be shown in Contemporary Art Museum SMAK in Ghent.

Read more
A project around the changing values of labour and property, examining the notion of artistic production through the resurrection of the woodturning hobby of a retired factory worker (Klaas' late grandfather).
Read more

De studiereis van het Fonds BKVB met als titel What’s up, what’s down. Cultural catalysts in Urban Space heeft tot doel de stedelijke transformaties van de afgelopen decennia in een aantal secondary cities in Europa te onderzoeken. De reis (van 1 t/m 17 oktober 2010) zal leiden naar de Balkan (Skopje, Prishtina, Tirana), Marseille, vervolgens naar Noord- Engeland (Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool) en de Baskische regio (Bilbao en Vitoria-Gasteiz).

Van het Baskische gedeelte namen wij de begeleiding op ons. Lees hieronder het programma dat we voor de deelnemers hebben samen gesteld:

Read more
Desde aquí hasta ahí 15 - 17 october 2010, at 10 jahre Westendstudios in Munich
Monitoring the Dordtselaan for Maximum Peace of Mind 09 october - 13 november 2010 at Florida II, Gemaal op Zuid, Rotterdam
Read more

23 - 27 august 2010, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht

Invited as experts in "direct democracy", we have been working with students at the HKU, during the extra-curricular seminar "Buro voor directe democratie". Having introduced them to the gentle art of trolling, they spent a week getting banned from forums and messageboards, and applying the same techniques in offline public spaces.

Read more
From 19 February to 18 April, TENT. presents the group exhibition The People United Will Never Be Defeated. A topical exhibition around the municipal elections of 3 March 2010, in which the relationships between art and politics are critically examined. Artists have long been aware of the social implications of their work. Politicians also frequently talk about the role of art in society. A certain form of social engagement can after all be found in almost every work of art. In The People United Will Never Be Defeated it is, however, not about art demonstrating its engagement. The focus is on artists who emphatically, and explicitly, raise the issue of the political system: the voting, the speechmaking, the campaigns, the meetings, the decisions. By getting close to the politician they enter into dialogue with the established order.
Read more

Zondag 4 April / Sunday April 4th,  Schijnheilig presents: Bookpresentation ‘Stay Inside. Close Windows and Doors’,
followed by the screening of George A. Romero’s ‘Dawn of the Dead’ (1978).

A night of gore, zombie slapstick and alienated entertainment!

Read more
Read more

Pages

Subscribe to Front page feed