Monthly articles for Mugalari

Between April 2010 and January 2011 we have been writing a monthly article on poltics, art and culture, for Mugalari, the cultural supplement of Basque newspaper Gara. A selection of articles can now be read online, at our new website:

Date published: 
Mon, 12/09/2019

Hareng Saur: Ensor and contemporary art.

30 october - 27 february, SMAK and the Museum of Fine Art in Ghent

A video of the project "Stay inside. Close windows and doors" has been selected for the exhibition Hareng Saur: Ensor and contemprary art, to be shown in Contemporary Art Museum SMAK in Ghent.

Producing time in between other things

A project around the changing values of labour and property, examining the notion of artistic production through the resurrection of the woodturning hobby of a retired factory worker (Klaas' late grandfather).

Autumn screenings

Desde aquí hasta ahí 15 - 17 october 2010, at 10 jahre Westendstudios in Munich Monitoring the Dordtselaan for Maximum Peace of Mind 09 october - 13 november 2010 at Florida II, Gemaal op Zuid, Rotterdam

Buro voor directe democratie

23 - 27 august 2010, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht

Invited as experts in "direct democracy", we have been working with students at the HKU, during the extra-curricular seminar "Buro voor directe democratie". Having introduced them to the gentle art of trolling, they spent a week getting banned from forums and messageboards, and applying the same techniques in offline public spaces.

The People United Will Never Be Defeated - Exhibition

From 19 February to 18 April, TENT. presents the group exhibition The People United Will Never Be Defeated. A topical exhibition around the municipal elections of 3 March 2010, in which the relationships between art and politics are critically examined. Artists have long been aware of the social implications of their work. Politicians also frequently talk about the role of art in society. A certain form of social engagement can after all be found in almost every work of art. In The People United Will Never Be Defeated it is, however, not about art demonstrating its engagement. The focus is on artists who emphatically, and explicitly, raise the issue of the political system: the voting, the speechmaking, the campaigns, the meetings, the decisions. By getting close to the politician they enter into dialogue with the established order.

Bookpresentation ‘Stay Inside. Close Windows and Doors’ at Schijnheilig

Zondag 4 April / Sunday April 4th,  Schijnheilig presents: Bookpresentation ‘Stay Inside. Close Windows and Doors’,
followed by the screening of George A. Romero’s ‘Dawn of the Dead’ (1978).

A night of gore, zombie slapstick and alienated entertainment!

Archive of newsitems - 2009

Archive of newsitems - 2008

Archive of newsitems - 2007


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