The exhaustion of being nice
Why Is Everybody Being So Nice? is the title of the four-day long program organized by De Appel Curatorial Programme held in their new location Broedplaats Lely. The program came to a close with The Night of Exhaustion and Exuberance, a collective sleepover, investigating the potential of collective sleeping as a gesture of resistance and appropriation of time and space.read more
2017-2057: Gearing up for the Long Haul - a Column by Victoria Ivanova
I have often asked myself whether my great-grandmother who had suffered the brunt of multiple discombobulating transitions -- the First World War, the Russian Revolution, Soviet collectivisation, famines, Stalin’s repressions, the Second World War, the breakup of Soviet Union and the violence of primitive accumulation in eastern Ukraine in the 1990s, -- equally considered the turbulences of her life-time to be exceptional.read more
A Memoir Polemic, Tirdad Zolghadr on his new book Traction
In his new book Traction Tirdad Zolghadr argues that contemporary art is defined by a moral economy of indeterminacy that allows curators and artists to imagine themselves on the other side of power. An interview.