The Bureau des arts plastiques of the Institut français develops, in the frame of the program for young curators Jeunes Commissaires, and in cooperation with the DAZ, the project In Extenso – Erweitert and poses the question How to rethink space and matter? Four French curators have been invited to dedicate themselves to the themes of Performance, Social Context, Public Space and Storytelling in an experimental process based on a series of public discussions and workshops.
The Curator Agnès Violeau
talks with writer and philosopher Léa Gauthier and artist Christian Jankowski about performance:
Can performance always deal directly with space? If performance is the element that can reveal the spatial physicality of where the action takes place, could it also, on the other hand, try as much as possible to get rid of this spatial data, illustrating time as an ephemeral moment?
An open and ongoing exchange between them, and with the invited artists, architects, thinkers from France and Germany shall be initiated at on edge of architecture and different disciplines within visual arts. This will offer the curators the possibility of a context-shifting, extended interaction, oscillating between architecture and visual arts, performative and narrative expression, physical and social space.
The outcome of In Extenso – Erweitert will be presented in a second phase of the project from September 2015 onwards at the DAZ. The evolution of the project and the research process will be documented and made available on the website of Jeunes Commissaires.
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