Friday, August 21, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Christopher Arran, Huw Bartlett, David Blandy, Blast Theory, Bob and Roberta Smith, Nick Carrick, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Adam Chodzko, Nadege Derderian, Jonathan Gilhooly, Ocean Mims, Mocksim, Laura Mousavi Zadeh, Lau Mun Leng, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Daniel Pryde-Jarman, Semiconductor
where the Laguna Veneta meets the Brenta River
Dates: 18th–24th August 2009
Open: daily or by appointment, 1-7pm, free admission
Opening Event: 18th August at 5pm
'Make Shift' has been curated around the theme of temporary production sites and physical/mental spaces where the processes of making can be seen to take place. The exhibition partners a program of screened video works with a collection of placed and interventional artworks created on-site via instructional text messages and a restricted bank of materials. The video works will be screened between 1-7pm over the course of a week from 18th–24th August whereas the physical works will remain in situ until the Venice Biennale closes in November. Official opening and a champagne reception with Camping Fusina administrators will be held at 5pm on 18th August.
Fringe Fusina is a newly established contemporary art event launching in 2009 in the form of a diverse exhibition of works during the 53rd Venice Biennale International Art Festival. Activity will be concentrated in a two week period in August and a standing exhibition will remain thereafter. Located at the Camping Fusina site where the Laguna Veneta meets the Brenta River, the selected artworks will be shown at a variety of locations across the site including a shipping container, double-decker bus, and vaporetto stop. Fringe Fusina's lagoon location is a short hop from the island of Venezia to the city’s mainland coastal sprawl of industrial parks.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
"It's useless to wait—for a breakthrough, for the revolution, the nuclear apocalypse or a social movement. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of a civilization. It is within this reality the me must choose sides."
Hot-wired to the movement of '77 in Italy, its preferred historical reference point, The Coming Insurrection formulates an ethics that takes as its starting point theft, sabotage, the refusal to work, and the elaboration of collective, self-organized forms-of-life. It is a philosophical statement that addresses the growing number of those—in France, in the United States, and elsewhere—who refuse the idea that theory, politics, and life are separate realms.