Thursday, 23 April 2015

The Manifesto

The Manifesto of the Wall:

1. The Wall has its history, respect it.
2. Do not exploit the Wall – it works with you and for you.
3. Find a direct method to include the Wall into your artwork and vice versa.
4. If no.3 is not applicable, you made the wrong piece for this space and may stop here or restart.
5. The term ‘to hang something’ is not an option in this context.
6. Don’t add.
7. Include.
8. Adventures are accepted.
9. Once the artwork is ‘up’, you added a new piece of history to this Wall.
10. Same principle for the Floor & Ceiling, just in case someone asks.

The diverse ways of interpreting the “Manifesto” concludes in a colourful variety of site-specific and space-related work on display.
The international group of artists, exhibiting in this show, use a variety of materials ranging from magnets, guidance tools, wallpaper to jelly and many more – directly onto or even inside a wall.
Twelve individual practices merge into one big installation of hidden and at the same time very present individual works in a space, based on strict, set rules – because the curator said so.
You will notice physical processes, big frames, artificial walls, familiar patterns, hidden forces, historical artefacts, performative erasure and much more, if you take the time to dive into the playfulness of the concept, the history of the walls.