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12 Apr 2011

Netwerk / center for contemporary art: RADICAL AUTONOMY nieuwe werelden van niks

Karla Black, Division Is, 2010

RADICAL AUTONOMY nieuwe werelden van niks
Netwerk / center for contemporary art


Preview Sa 16.04, 20:30 Open 16.04 > 19.06, Tue > Sun, 14:00 > 18:00

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+32 53 709 773
+32 53 709 77

Netwerk / center for contemporary art
Houtkaai z/n
9300 Aalst

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Karla Black / Etienne Chambaud / Edith Dekyndt / Simon Dybbroe Møller / Sean Edwards / Ryan Gander / Mark Geffriaud / gerlach en koop / Ane Mette Hol / Benoit Maire / Navid Nuur / Gabor Ösz / Mark Pimlott / Gert Robijns / Joëlle Tuerlinckx

In late 2009 the exhibition 'Radical Autonomy' took place in the contemporary art center Le Grand Café in St-Nazaire. The curator was Arno van Roosmalen, director of Stroom Den Haag. The group exhibition formed an intuitive and improvised composition of contemporary art based on the discovery and / or the manifestation of the phenomenon of perception. In collaboration with Le Grand Café and Stroom Den Haag, Netwerk presents a sequel to this exhibition.

More and more art is supposed to serve a (art)theoretical or a political discourse, to cause an effect, to 'do something'. 'Radical Autonomy' counters this tendency by showing that art is capable proposing an alternative and possibly better society, precisely because of its autonomous position. The participating artists share a conceptual approach and a minimalist design, while influenced by conceptual art, Fluxus and Zero. Their works are a radically autonomous: they are intimate, condensed, referring to themselves and force the beholder to focus.