I don’t know what else to do with myself!*
9. December. 2006
Saturday / AK28
Krukmakargatan 28, Stockholm
Video Screening: 20:00
Artist Talk: 21:00
After Party: 22:00
artists: david blandy (uk), selim birsel (turkey), amirali ghasemi (tehran), unni gjertsen (norway), tsui kuang-yu (taiwan), adnan yildiz (turkey)
curated by esther lu and adnan yildiz
Esther Lu and Adnan Yildiz invite us to a discussion around the role-position of artist today in reference to the changing structures of contemporary art. Today, artists are traveling a lot due to residencies, biennials, grandiose exhibitions and etc. And they do not like to be involved into these processes as ”tourists” but they are also somehow tourists in this game… In relation to their research in Stockholm, Yildiz and Lu select inspirational videos in order to trigger a discussion around how artist deconstruct-fictionalize-establish-reproduce him/herself in/through their works in this given traveling context. The curators introduce the concept of ‘universal traveler’ and contextualize the issue around the hot topics like ‘’new-internationalism”, “mobile identities”, “art market-ing” and “globalization-alism”.
AK28 is the venue of this show for its identity as being an artist-run space.
Supported by Cultural Division, Taipei Mission in Sweden
• a title of a song by white stripes is transformed.
• video screening is also the premiere of S.G.F.S. (survival guide for stockholm), a research based curatorial project by Adnan Yildiz