From 18 May to 3 June, an exhibition that goes under the titles of Civil Disobedience searches for the gray zone In De Ruimte (Ghent, Belgium). In other words, the place where artistic ambition and civil responsibility cross each other. Till which extent can artists redistribute the current political, economic and social space? Civil Disobedience is a call to artists and citizens to present ‘protest objects’ that tie in with their own vision of the current social system. On the 26th May 2018, I have been invited by its curator Adriënne van der Wef to give a lecture in Vooruit (Ghent, Belgium) to question precisely what the differences are between Civic and Civil space, and how those understandings navigate within an explorative grey zone.
Frame is a biannual journal of literary studies, which publishes articles by international theorists along with important lectures, interviews, and critical reviews. For their Fall/Winter issue 2017 titled Precarious Work Precarious Life, sociologist Pascal Gielen and myself wrote an article about how the art field can function as a battle field from where to test counter-hegemonic labour organization based on the Commons or processes of Commoning.
Artists Iñaki Álvarez and Ariadna Rodriguez, integrants of the collective NyamNaym, have asked me to collaborate with them in a really intriguing project called The microbes will have the last word funded by BcnProducció 2017/18. More coming soon…
What’s the Use? co-edited by Steven Ten Thije, Nick Aikens, Thomas Lang and Jorinde Seijdel and published by Valiz.
PHD research grant by the prestigious Odysseus Grant of the Flemish Scientific Fund at the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA). The research is executed by an interdisciplinary team directed by sociologist Pascal Gielen at the Culture Commons Quest Office.