Jelte van Abbema
Driessens & Verstappen
Marta de Menezes
Marloes de Valk
Jan Peter Sonntag
Art in development, flux and change. The exhibition shows that processes are indeed becoming one of the mayor paradigms and creative strategies in contemporary art. It confronts us with art that is in continuous flux and execution, that has a life of its own, that grows, changes and decays. On display the work of 25 artists or artists groups whose creations range from biological, automated to social processes or who visualise processes in real time. Curated by Susanne Jaschko and Lucas Evers.
Curated by Susanne Jaschko and Lucas Evers
ARTISTS: Jelte van Abbema, Boredomresearch, Ralf Bäcker, Gregory Chatonsky, Adrian Cuervo, Ursula Damm, Driessens & Verstappen, Peter Flemming, Isabelle Jenniches, Roman Kirschner, Allison Kudla, Luna Maurer, Marta de Menezes, Henrik Menné, Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel, Aymeric Mansoux/ Marloes de Valk, Leo Peschta, Julius Popp, Casey Reas, RYBN.ORG, Antoine Schmitt, Ralf Schreiber, Warren Sack, Jan Peter Sonntag
At this point in time, we, the global society, are experiencing a series of processes that have seemingly got out of our control while, more than even, we are equipped to observe and monitor them. Ongoing conflicts in various parts of the world, the sudden meltdown of world economy and the menaces of climate change, to name only the big headlines, are valid proof that we are deeply involved in social, ecologic and economic processes which are of such complexity that we have become aware of our limitations to manage them in their entirety, if this is at all possible. By the same token, a major shift takes place from an industrial culture based on the concept of the final product to a post-industrial, networked culture, the latter being built on the concept of global trade, production systems and service industries.
Given this background, it would only seem natural that innovative contemporary art no longer holds onto the safe properties of the final object, the ultimate manifestation of a creative process, but moves to the uncertain territory of unpredictability and successive live generation of form. Artists increasingly explore the complexity, the temporal aspect, the interdependence and the self-organisation of processes. They deal with these matters almost on a scientific level, which makes their artworks become experiments and test set-ups rather than controllable systems.
The exhibition Process Becomes Paradigm shows that processes are indeed becoming one of the mayor paradigms and creative strategies in contemporary art. The exhibition confronts us with art that is in continuous flux and execution, that has a life of its own, that grows, changes and decays. The artworks investigate the vague terrain between pre-programming and autonomy, between present development and randomness, thus delivering surprising insights into the nature of non-teleological processes and a novel understanding of art -- art as a form of prototyping, continuously prototyping the natural and generating the social. When Process becomes Paradigm presents the work of 25 artists or artists groups whose creations range from biological, automated to social processes or who visualise processes in real time.
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LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial is a space for artistic exchange. It is set up with the purpose of establishing an effective alliance between art, design, culture, industry and economic progress and the goal of becoming a space for interaction and dialogue between art, new technologies and industrial creation. It throws a special spotlight on production, creation and research into art concepts still being defined.
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Opening 23 April 2010 h 8 p.m.
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial - Salas 1A & 1B
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