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PROMISCUOUS INFRASTRUCTURES (PHASE 2) CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Listen up! A message from our friends at Artivistic… [english version below] INFRASTRUCTURES ENTRELACÉES (PHASE 2) APPEL À SOUMISSIONS Dans le cadre de son projet intitulé Infrastructures entrelacées, le collectif Artivistic vous invite à lui faire parvenir vos soumissions pour la deuxième phase du projet, qui aura lieu du 9 mars au 12 avril 2012, à...
To Scale, Everyday Sovereign

To Scale, Everyday Sovereign

This is a brief introduction to the exhibition we are preparing at Rice and Beans. The contested territorial claims, national fictions and aesthetic gestures of micronations will form the background of a speculation on notions of autonomy in micronations and artist-run centres. What inequalities are carried through the notion of scale in reaction to state-sponsored...

Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street

A return to bodies that matter in this lecture by Judith Butler that evokes the transpositions and alliances formed later on October 15th. “We cannot act without supports, and yet we must struggle for the supports that allow us to act. Of course, it was the Roman idea of the public square that formed the...

To Scale, Vol. 1

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Le quotidien

Texte paru dans EFE 24,  #1 Barrios_Quartiers (2010) Dans la culture populaire, le quartier de banlieue [suburb] a sans cesse été caractérisé comme la matérialisation du mondain, du banal et du familier. Alors que l’idée de banlieue peut contenir souvent implicitement des connotations de familiarité ou de lassitude, ce type de quartier a été fondamental...
Folkestone and the Artistic Buoy

Folkestone and the Artistic Buoy

The last decade has seen a  whirlwind of building initiatives catered to the ‘creative class’ and cumulating promises of regeneration through Richard’s Florida’s urban miracle cure. Through the instrumentalisation of culture towards economic development, the distinctions between agent and recipient of change can easily become blurred in the promise of a stabilised, creatively-influenced socio-economic ecosystem....
Avez-vous vu?

Avez-vous vu?

Le projet ‘Avez-vous vu?’ a été initié autour de la nostalgie pour les expositions universelles, l’effervescence idéologique des années soixante et plus particulièrement les fétichismes et le sentimentalisme sans relache de la génération “baby-boomers” pour l’été d’Expo 67 à Montréal.  “Avez-vous vu?” a débuté par une réflexion sur l’héritage d’Expo 67, et donc par une...
Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary

The Turner Contemporary, a gallery with the largest exhibition space in south-east England outside the capital, opened in April 2011. It gives us an astute lens for the analysis of the relationship between cultural institutions and neo-liberal re-generation imperatives that are operating under the auspices of late-capitalism. Kent Council’s decision to invest in a contemporary...

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NO NEED TO WALK

A COMPLEX COMPLEX OF COMPLEXES: CAPE CANAVERAL

Blow Me Up Into Space