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Aug, 2018

David Helbich presents PRAGMATISM AND SELF-ORGANISATION

Sept 1 - Oct 14, 2018
IKOB, International Art Center East Belgium (Rotenberg 12, 4700 Eupen, Belgium)

Pragmatism and self-organisation are, modern strategies with which our democratic societies can best confront the authoritarian and anti-democratic forces. Art has a decisive role to play here. All invited artists work on open and self-organizing strategies. It is important that the relationship of viewers to the art on display is freed from a hierarchical relationship and transformed into an equality of interaction.

On the weekend of October 6 and 7 a workshop curated by Linnea Semmerling with Jo Caimo, David Helbich and Edyta Jarząb will take place. Based on vocal strategies, the artist test aspects of group synchronization and the proverbial "raising of the voice" together with the visitors. In cooperation with the music festival MEAKUSMA and the East Belgium Festival, IKOB will also host two concerts on 8 and 9 September. Participating musicians are Wolfgang Delnui, Tomoko Sauvage and Emmanuelle Parrenin.

At the same time as Pragmatism and self-organisation and in keeping with the theme, we present a very special group of works from our own collection: Eleventh work for the IKOB (Homogenise the collection) of the Belgian artist Adrien Tirtiaux. This group of works was created in 2014 in the context of his solo exhibition at IKOB. In return, he gradually drew each work of art from our own collection on a scale of 1:20. 264 unique drawings were created, which are now being presented in the museum for the first time.

 

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