"I work with the organ sculptures to move away from the hierarchy of the brain as the primary location for learning, evaluating the functioning of other central organs alongside it, considering alternative forms of knowledge transfer and the role the body plays in these processes."
Philippe van Wolputte’s installations, interventions and collages show or suggest possibilities for abandoned, neglected locations which have an important function in the memory and the social landscape of a city, and in a way possess a beauty of their own.
RANDOM INTERNATIONAL was founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass. They invite their public to engage and participate with highly technological and experimental artworks. The studio today consists of a wider team of more than 20 based in London and Berlin.
Starting from quotations of relevant art historians and choreographers of the ’60 in the USA, Mette Ingvartsen arrives to the present days reconsidering the importance of interactive, collaborative, participatory choreographies.
Uwe Goldenstein, curator and founder of the Berlin-based gallery and network SELECTED ARTISTS: “Probably there was a lack of melancholy in museums and that’s the reason for the success.”
Brazilian artist Jota Mombaça –who identifies as gender fluid- uses their writings and performances to describe how the art world is a space they run across because their “body” is not authorized to inhabit it.
The biennale of chief curator Gabi Ngcobo and her team –Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Serubiri Moses, Thiago de Paula Souza and Yvette Mutumba- wasn’t built to be didactic, or to present art as a possible savior of todays society.
Tom Skipp is British video artist, translator and exhibition curator living in Madrid, Spain. He studied at the Arts Educational School in the Barbican, London and at Warwick University.
Ewa Axelrad’s works have rather a distinct quality; simultaneously managing to attract and discomfort the viewer. Whilst realising that one is confronted with ideas that will likely cause unease, there is something in the material and formality of the works that compels the viewer to keep staring.
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