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group exhibition

Radical Autonomy / nieuwe werelden van niks

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

SA 16.04 — SU 19.06 2011 open tu. → su. 14:00 → 18:00
SA 16.04 2011 — 20:30 Preview
SU 01.05 2011 closed
TH 02.06 2011 closed
SU 12.06 2011 closed

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(n) (art)theoretical or a political discourse, to cause an effect, to ‘do something’. Radical Autonomy counters this tendency by showing that art is capable of 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.

Joëlle Tuerlinckx, PIXEL 3D - Etude pour Écran Géant L: 400M x H :225M, 2011 (Pixel Radical Autonomy mvt2) Still film ‘The Pixel Screen Ballet’ - View on 1/50 seconde TV, scale x 264’, 2010-2011 (Pixel Radical Autonomy mvt3 )

Gert Robijns, Fasten Your Seatbelt, 2010

Mark Pimlott, Heuvel B 2011, from Some clearings, 2011

Sean Edwards, 217,000 million years, 2010

Simon Dybbroe Møller, The Norman Mailer Paradox, 2010

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