cONcErn: towards a 'mesology' of art, for art, and through art (2017)

Cécile Colle, Ralf Nuhn (co-author)

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This exposition focuses on our current artistic project, cONcErn, which aspires to be both an investigation of the milieu of art and the creation of a milieu for art and through art. Concretely, the project revolves around a host space for artworks that for logistical reasons (transport, storage, etc.) are at risk of destruction, disposal, or abandonment. We begin by giving an account of our preceding artistic research from which the project emerged. Thereafter we discuss the conceptual framework of cONcErn, in particular its alignment with our understanding of the environment as an eco-techno-symbolic system. In this context, we explain our rationale for adhering to the rather unusual term 'mesology' and explore key notions, such as diversity and visibility, which inform the project on a theoretical and practical level. Finally, we provide a snapshot of the initial activities and practical experiences that cONcErn has so far engendered.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsmesology, host spaces, parasite, conceptual art, artwork storage
last modified06/01/2017
published inJournal for Artistic Research
portal issue12.

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