artists & participants
“A sorrowful pleasure,” according to Bulgarian-French theorist Julia Kristeva, melancholy is assumed to exclude any action. Besieged by one's grievous state, one can't react with or against this all-pervasive affective condition. Turning away from deliberately finding pleasure in overpowering sentiments and environments, as the melancholic subject is expected to in most conceptualizations of her state, the artists in this exhibition subvert the looming of melancholia into delight, relentlessly relating the physical places they navigate to the mental states they desire to appropriate. (Niels Van Tomme)
Niels Van Tomme is a Belgian-borned curator, researcher, and art critic based in New York City and Washington, DC who serves as the Director of Arts and Media at Provisions Learning Project. He has curated numerous exhibitions, and co-organized public art projects such as The State of Things at the MCA (Denver). As a contributor to various journals and magazines including Art Papers, Afterimage, EXTRA, and hART, he investigates the sociopolitical aspects of contemporary culture.
Curator: Niels Van Tomme
Participants: Lotte Van den Audenaeren (BE), Anne-James Chaton (FR), Andrea Galvani (IT), Jo Mitchell (UK), Matthias Wermke & Mischa Leinkauf (DE)
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Melancholy is not enough...
Kurator: Niels van Tomme
Künstler: Lotte van den Audenaeren, Anne-James Chaton, Andrea Galvani, Jo Mitchell, Matthias Wermke / Mischa Leinkauf.