Marcellvs L. at n.b.K. | Kunst und Philosophie (06/24/2011)
Apparently, there is a friendship between art and philosophy. As with every friendship, articulating a certain difference is part of it. Art and philosophy are not the same. But the difference already passes through the concept of art and philosophy itself. Perhaps art and philosophy are connected by the fact that art generates a singular concept of art, and philosophy its own conception of philosophy. The exhibition invites artists to define for themselves a relation to philosophy: from the perspective and with the means of artistic articulation.
Artists: João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Swantje Hielscher, Thomas Hirschhorn, Bethan Huws, Kitty Kraus, Marcellvs L., Christian Schwarzwald, Richard Wright, Haegue Yang
Philosophers: Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Ray Brassier, Simon Critchley, François Jullien, Catherine Malabou, Boyan Manchev, Achille Mbembe, Chantal Mouffe, Nina Power, et al.
The show investigates a specific dimension of the Brazilian creative scene, through the selected works of twenty-seven artists using art as an exchange territory. A suspension of both time and space, whose only key is our way of interacting with it. The exhibition path analyzes Brazilian art as if it were a reflection of its original identity, an effect overriding every stereotype consolidated and transferred by European culture.
Dates: 24 October 2009 - 14 February 2010 Opening: 24 October, 2009 at 18h
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10 - 19h
Venue: Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci Viale della Repubblica 277, Prato Italy
frieze magazine - Issue 120 - January / February 2009 (01/13/2009)
Looking Back: Retrospectives
In its annual round-up frieze
asked critics and curators from around the world to choose what, and
who, they felt to be the most significant shows and artists of 2008:
artist duo João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva and the video artist
Marcellvs L. have constructed very singular artistic identities in
recent years. Given consistency and idiosyncratic qualities of their
practices, I have significant expectations for their future artistic
by Sergio Mah*
*Lisbon-based freelance curator, professor at the University of Lisbon, and the current Artistic Director of PhotoEspanã