Making and organising exhibitions for others is essential in the lives of artists. Exhibition IVIaking outlines a collaborative approach to conceptualising and organising solo or group shows, successively as a part of the teams at Silicon IVIalley, DOC!
Caterina De Nicola
Una Björg Magnúsdóttir
17.03 — 09.04.2018
An exhibition organised by Will Benedict with the students of the Master's program from ECAL/Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL Master of Arts HES-SO in Fine Arts — EAE European Art Ensemble).
Photographs: Aurélien Mole
Graphic design: Baldinger·Vu-Huu
‘In contrast to designers, artists have a more ambiguous relationship to efficiency. In design the primary condition of production is the client. But who does the artist work for and to what end? The collector? The audience? Humans? The market regulates the practical and emotional realities of this classic division rather poorly. The market does a lot rather poorly. 50 or 100 years ago artists, designers, performers, writers and poets attempted to breakdown some of the more arbitrary distinctions that hold a genre together. Today we cling to them in the midst of Brexit and Trump; Angela Merkel is our hero and the French have finally decided to take their flirtation with neoliberalism to the next level. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall.’
A program by Arthur Fouray