Wednesday, December 6, 2006

I don't know what else to do with myself!*

I don't know what else to do with myself!*
9. December. 2006
Saturday / AK28
Krukmakargatan 28, Stockholm

Video Screening 20:00
Artist Talk: 21:00
After Party: 22:00

artists: david blandy (uk), selim birsel (Belgium), amirali ghasemi
(tehran), unni gjertsen (norway), tsui kuang-yu (taiwan), adnan yildiz

curated by esther lu and adnan yildiz

Esther Lu and Adnan Yildiz invite us to a discussion around the
role-position of artist today in reference to the changing structures
of contemporary art. Today, artists are traveling a lot due to
residencies, biennials, grandiose exhibitions and etc. And they do not
like to be involved into these processes as "tourists" but they are
also somehow tourists in this game… In relation to their research in
Stockholm, Yildiz and Lu select inspirational videos in order to
trigger a discussion around how artist
deconstruct-fictionalize-establish-reproduce him/herself in/through
their works in this given traveling context. The curators introduce
the concept of 'universal traveler' and contextualize the issue around
the hot topics like ''new-internationalism", "mobile identities", "art
market-ing" and "globalization-alism".

AK28 is the venue of this show for its identity as being an artist-run space.
Supported by Cultural Division, Taipei Mission in Sweden

• a title of a song by white stripes is transformed.
• video screening is also the premiere of S.G.F.S. (survival guide for
stockholm), a research based curatorial project by Adnan Yildiz

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