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In a historic phase – in which internal contradications are emerging in the global economic system that seem to be more structural rather than occasional – art can suggest reflections and innovative practices with respect to the dominant economic logic.
These are the assumptions from which imparts the exhibition Zero Interest! Artistic strategies for an economy in crisis, curated by economist Pier Luigi Sacco and art historian Marco Senaldi, that will inaugurate March 11th, 2005 at the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento.
In a way more or less declared critical, the art of our days examines, in fact, the status quo of our world economic system, examining thoroughly its disposition and outlining critical points. Many international artists are concentrated on these elements, putting to light latent mechanisms and strategies that today structure the system of exchange of “our” global society. For artists more attentive to a descriptive approach, the exhibition additionally puts forth the positions of others decisively more critical, in such a way to create unexpected interferences between who, today, plays the game of the market and who distorts it and invents new forms of the economy.
The exhibition begins with an examination of historic works by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Yves Klein, Joseph Beuys, Pinot Gallizio, Marcel Broodthaers and Mark Lombardi, and follows a path ending at the artistic production conducted in the last few years. Historic works beside pieces realized specifically for this exhibition create a complex itinerary – hosted at the Galleria Civica, as well as the Faculty of Economics (that is actively collaborating in the project) – to demonstrate the concrete correlations and interferences between two sectors that influence each other reciprocally. From art, intended in its “pure state”, it refuses those diagrams and models typical of supply and demand, so that art becomes an instrument of resistance or revolution with respect to the capitalist system of production, received as speculations on art as a form and value of investment. In light of these diverse positions, one also opens a reflection on the role of the artist, who today acquires a new dimension.
Beside the exhibition a series of thematic encounters will take place, in collaboration with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Study of Trento and The Order of Commercialist Doctors of the Province of Trento, in which interrogation, opened by the exhibition, will be debated by economists, philosophers, artists, art critics and anthropologists. To profoundly critique the exhibition, the Galleria Civica will dedicate its twelfth installment of its quarterly magazine “Work. Art in Progress”, which will contain presentation texts by the curators of the exhibition, images and critical essays relative to the works by artists involved in the project.
Zero Interests!: 0100101110101101.org, Carlos Amorales, Michael Blum, Marcel Broodthaers, Christoph Büchel, Joseph Beuys, Cai Guo-Qiang, Claude Closky, Minerva Cuevas, Neil Cummings & Marysia Lewandowska, Marcel Duchamp, Maria Eichhorn, Pinot Gallizio, Rainer Ganahl, Marianne Heier, Fabrice Hybert, Yves Klein, Christian Jankowski, Norma Jeane, Matthieu Laurette, Mark Lombardi, Anìbal Lopez, Cildo Meireles, Antoni Muntadas, Takashi Murakami, Orgacom, Cesare Pietroiusti, Michael Rakowitz, Santiago Sierra, Superflex, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Marco Vaglieri with Filippo Pretolani, Carlo Zanni.
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ZERO Interest! - Artistic strategies for an economy in crisis
Kuratoren: Pier Luigi Sacco, Marco Senaldi
mit 0100101110101101.org, Carlos Amorales, Michael Blum, Marcel Broodthaers, Christoph Büchel, Joseph Beuys, Cai Guo-Qiang, Claude Closky, Minerva Cuevas, Marysia Lewandowska & Neil Cummings, Marcel Duchamp, Maria Eichhorn, Pinot Gallizio, Rainer Ganahl, Marianne Heier, Fabrice Hybert, Yves Klein, Christian Jankowski, Norma Jeane, Matthieu Laurette, Mark Lombardi, Anibal Lopez, Cildo Meireles, Antoni Muntadas, Takashi Murakami, Orgacom , Cesare Pietroiusti, Michael Rakowitz, Santiago Sierra, Superflex, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Marco Vaglieri / Filippo Pretolani, Carlo Zanni