september 2012

Stem terug! Vote Back!

Luttele weken na de verkiezingen van 12 september rest de vraag wat er met onze stem is gebeurd sinds die dag. Wat blijft er tijdens de vele formatieonderhandelingen over van de campagnebeloftes en standpunten van politieke partijen? Worden de burgers in dit proces echt vertegenwoordigd of is het tijd om onze stem terug te eisen? Kan de politiek in het huidige medialandschap enkel nog schipperen tussen pragmatisme, marketing politics en populisme, of is het tijd voor een radicale omslag? En last but not least: wat is hierin de rol van de kunsten?
5 Oktober - 4 November 2012. Opening: Vrijdag 5 Oktober, 5 - 8 p.m de Appel

The Black Whale

THE BLACK WHALE is an exhibition project which departs from the crisis provoked by the accident of the Prestige oil-tanker back in 2002 — which was one of the most intense social and political moments of the last decades in Spain — to contextualize and interpret it on a wider spectre. Taking the oil industry and the multiple factors which surround it as one of the main visible or physical manifestations of contemporary societies, the project opens itself to subjects as diverse as nature exploitation, colonialism, the history of modernity, the myth of an endless progress, maritime commerce, globalization, or war.
Dates: 5 October 2012 - 31 March 2013 Location: MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Príncipe 54 | 36202 Vigo | Spain Curator: Pedro de Llano

Research by Walking - Sala Rekalde

research by walking is a curatorial project developed by Alba Colomo during her residency at Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam. It centers on the role of artists in the social transformation of the South of Rotterdam - a zone with a large presence of 'creative professionals' - and on how this relates to the urban development policies of the local institutions. The high concentration of artists - and the acclaimed 'creative class' - that live and work in this part of the city, seems to be one of the strategies employed by the local authorities to regenerate the socio-economic environment of the area.

With: Kim Bouvy, Left Hand Rotation, and Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum.

9 October - 11 November 2012

Sala Rekalde