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Seth Siegelaub How to read Donald Duck

In celebration of the new book Seth Siegelaub. Better Read than Dead: Writings and Interviews 1964–2013, the Kunstverein in Amsterdam transforms part of its space into Seth’s Books Bookshop and for the coming month will be selling books exclusively by International General (the imprint of Seth Siegelaub) and about Seth Siegelaub.


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David Lamelas Corner Piece at Jan Mot 2006

David Lamelas' site specific installation Corner Piece (1966) will be presented as part of the show Collection 1940s–1970s at MoMA New York starting on October 24th. The work will be on view for approximately three years. (Image: Corner Piece at Jan Mot, 2006) 


The newly published book Seth Siegelaub. Better Read than Dead. Writings and Interviews 1964-2013 gathers selected writings, interviews, extended bibliography and chronology filling the historical gaps in the sprawling network of exhibitions, publications, projects, and collections that constitute Seth Siegelaub’s life’s work. Siegelaub chose the title Better Read than Dead for an anthology of his own writings — one of the projects for which he never found the time. The book was edited by Marja Bloem, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, Sara Martinetti and Jo Melvin and published by Koenig Books, London and Stichting Egress Foundation Amsterdam.


Pierre Bismuth's work Coming Soon is published on the website of the David Roberts Art Foundation (Click here)

Coming Soon is a fast-paced compilation of the closing seconds of film trailers. It is a familiar final visual in trailers when the alluding, though vague, words ‘coming soon’ are blasted across cinema screens. Bismuth’s compilation is made up of motion pictures by many of the large American film studios and production companies, discernable by the logos that accompany the phrase. Where it is possible to decipher what film is being referred to they are all major motion pictures released around 2002-03, including Johnny English, the original Jackass: The Movie, and the only ‘coming soon’ that is accompanied by moving image; Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Manon de Boer - performance at WIELS
Ghosted by the words of artists and writers such as Marguerite Duras, Anne Carson and Casey, in Ghost Party, their new and first performance together, Manon de Boer and Latifa Laâbissi play with language, accents and voices, meshing their selves with others. The performance is part of the exhibition Risquons-Tout and will premiere at Wiels at  the Open School Risquons-Tout (Avenue Van Volxemlaan 316, 1190 Forest/Vorst)  on 30th and 31st of October  at 6.30 and 8.30pm.
David Lamelas - To Pour Milk Into a Glass, 1972

Multiple works by David Lamelas selected by Adam Szymczyk are included in the program of the 22nd edition of experimental film and video festival Videoex 2020 in Zürich. On Friday 18/09 at 7:30 pm: Argentina II: Time as Activity - David Lamelas and on Sunday 20/09 at 4 pm: Argentina III: Movies and Television: David Lamelas and at 5:45 pm: Argentina IV: In Our Time - David Lamelas.


Johannes Vermeer Award 2020 goes to Rineke Dijkstra

The Johannes Vermeer Award 2020, the Dutch state prize for the arts, is awarded to photographer Rineke Dijkstra by Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science.
The Johannes Vermeer Award consists of the sum of 100,000 euros, which the winner may use to fund a special project in his or her specific field. The Dutch government established the award in 2009, its aim being to honour and encourage exceptional artistic talent. The award is intended for artists working in the Netherlands and across all disciplines. Previous laureates are opera director Pierre Audi, filmmaker and writer Alex van Warmerdam, photographer Erwin Olaf, visual artist Marlene Dumas, architect Rem Koolhaas, graphic designer Irma Boom, composer and director Michel van der Aa, film director visual artist Steve McQueen, fashion designer Iris van Herpen, and violinist Janine Jansen.

photo © Dana Lixenberg


The gallery participates in the upcoming edition of Brussels Gallery Weekend and will be open on Thursday 03/09 from 11 am till 9pm; and from Friday 04/09 till Sunday 06/09 from 11 am till 7pm. 

Francis Alÿs

Curator Hilde Teerlinck and Francis Alÿs are selected to represent Flanders within the Belgian Pavilion for the 2022 edition of La Biennale di Venezia. 

“Do We Live Because We Narrate?”, developed by Hilde Teerlinck and Francis Alÿs for the Belgian Pavilion will question the role of the artist and the relevance of art in situations of conflict and crisis.

It is not a case of war journalism, but a chronicle of the tactics of living developed when the systems social / economic / governmental / you name it – are not operative anymore, circumstances where you find a moment of creation, of need and of tension. It is a chronicle of the way in which people develop strategies of survival in and after a situation of conflict.
Francis Alÿs, Beirut, March 2009