Antwerp - Extra City - A Slowdown at the Museum24/08/2011
A Slowdown at the Museum
2 September – 23 October 2011
A Slowdown at the Museum is, after Museum of Speech and Museum of Display, the last of three presentations that tell the story of a fictional museum, an interplay of definitions of 'art' and the 'institution' in an accelerated scenario of rise, self-interrogation, fall, and possible rejuvenation. The presentations bring together works that make specific claims to how they want to be seen and understood and project specific notions of the institutional space that would accommodate them. These demands and positions intersect throughout the series in distinct images of the 'museum', in models of how art can be shown and experienced.
A Slowdown at the Museum maps a complicated, unstable historical position between past and future, art and life, with the hypothesis of a 'strike at the museum' as speculative trigger.
With Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan, Mike Cooter, Nico Dockx with Thomas Verstraeten and Helena Sidiropoulos, Oscar Hugal, Irwin, Kris Kimpe, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Shahryar Nashat, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Javier Téllez and Christophe Van Gerrewey
Image: Nico Dockx, Through Time & Today, 1998-…, photograph: Jan Mast. Courtesy of the artist & Lightmachine Agency
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