A Prior Magazine #21 - Experience it!22/03/2011
A Prioir Magazine #21 - Experience it!
21 march 2011
A Prior #21 investigates performance practices, the unique experience, the active positions of the artist and the audience in relation to current techniques of assemblage, association, reproduction, sharing, collage and, specifically, linking.
Featured artists: Danai Anesiadou, Gabriel Lester in collaboration with Raimundas Malasauskas, and Luis Jacob.
Essays by Lou Forster on The Other Tradition (Wiels, Brussels), Natasa Petresin on Les Promesses du Passé (Centre Pompidou, Paris) and Defne Ayas on Performa (New York). And a contribution by Ruth Hege Halstensen on Tino Sehgal. And more essays by Anselm Franke, Donatien Grau, John Menick, Vivian Rehberg, Dieter Roelstraete, Michael Van den Abeele, Jan Verwoert and Andros Zins-Browne.
The publication A Prior Magazine developed - initially as A-Prior - in 1999 out of the Brussels based artists' collective "Etablissement d'en Face". From the outset, it has been the magazine's aim to emphasize close collaboration with artists and authors and to create unique moments and documents, so as to bring forward the depth and breadth of artistic practice, rather than publishing short reviews or brief descriptive articles. The publication has continued to expand its focus internationally, even if attention for 'local' artists (living and working in the Low Countries) always remains part of its focus. This internationalisation has in turn required an enlargement of the editorial board. A Prior Magazine currently engages authors and curators from many corners of Europe: Andrea Wiarda (Milan), Monika Szewczyk (Berlin/Rotterdam) and Dieter Roelstraete (Berlin/Antwerp) form the core of the editorial team under chief editor Els Roelandt (based in Ghent), and are further supported by a larger board: Aneta Szylak (Gdansk), Anders Kreuger (Lund), Mai Abu Eldahab (Antwerp), Raimundas Malasauskas (Vilnius), Ann Demeester (Amsterdam), Dirk Snauwaert (Brussels), Annie Fletcher (Eindhoven), Philip Van den Bossche (Oostende) and Hilde Van Gelder (Leuven).
A Prior Magazine is supported by University College Ghent, Department of Fine Arts (KASK), the Ministry of the Flemish Community and the City of Ghent
More information: www.aprior.org
Image: Cover image, Happy To Serve You by Danai Anesiadou