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Jean-Baptiste Naudy on Thu, 28 Feb 2008 22:09:27 +0100 (CET)


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Activities: March 2008.

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    i/ UTOPIA TRANSFER

Collective exhibition
Opening: Tuesday 4 MAR, 18:00
Open through Sun 6 APR.
Kiscelli Museum, Kiscelli u. 108, BUDAPEST
within the frame of The Low Festival
http://www.lowfestival.hu


    ii/ SPECULUMS FOR SPECULATIONS

Lecture
Tuesday 25 MAR, 20:00
a lecture at Maison Descartes
Vijzelgracht 2A, AMSTERDAM
www.maisondescartes.com


    iii/ MA: SOLITON

Lecture
Friday 28 MAR, 19:00
following an invitation by The Upgrade! Paris
at La Cantine
12 Galerie des Panoramas / 151 rue Montmartre, IIe, PARIS
http://www.incident.net/theupgrade
http://lacantine.org


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CONTENT: UTOPIA TRANSFER
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Collective exhibition


Featuring works by:
Aernout Mik, Atelier van Lieshout, Bik van der Pol, Falke Pisano, Krijn de Koning and Société Réaliste.

Curated by:
Barnabás Bencsik

UtopiaTransfer is a group show intended to represent different artistic approaches to the notion of 'utopia', using the sources and methods of utopian thought and reflecting the consequences of either the continuation or the rejection of this intellectual tradition. Utopian thinking produces a vision of the future, regardless of whether the utopia is realizable or not. What matters most is perception of the human instinct, the impulse to speculate about the future equipped with one's hopes, wishes, wants and dreams. The vision that emerges from these 'raw materials' is secondary. Ultimately, utopia exists in the mind of anyone who voices their dissatisfaction with the status quo or who has a vision of the future that differs in some respects from the present. After the failure of the twentieth century's biggest political utopian experiment, so-called 'real socialism', as well as the failure of the century's greatest cultural utopian experiment, modernism, our society has entered a state of transition between illusion and disappointment, between continuously renewed hope and unavoidable supervening of disillusion. This societal malaise is not just an experience found in the ex-Communist world; in the era of global capitalism, dissatisfaction is present everywhere.


Opening: Tuesday 4 MAR, 18:00
Open through Sun 6 APR.
Location: Kiscelli Museum, Kiscelli u. 108, Budapest
within the frame of The Low Festival
http://www.lowfestival.hu

Monday 3 MAR, 18:00
Together with the other artists of the exhibition, Société Réaliste will present its contribution to UtopiaTransfer
at KÉK - Contemporary Architecture Centre, Nefelejcs u. 26, Budapest




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CONTENT: SPECULUMS FOR SPECULATIONS
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Lecture


In Speculums for speculations, Société Réaliste, using etymological resources, produces an interbred research around two lexemes: speculum and speculation. The archaic latin verb specere, meaning to look, has developped three derivative terms, currently dissociated:
    * spectacle;
    * speculum, mirror in latin, or in the contemporary medical lexicon, a tool for examining cavities;
    * speculation, theoretical as well as financial.
By comparing, melting and instrumentalzing these terms, Société Réaliste yields a reading prism for contemporary art forms and positions its own reseraches in a double perpective: the progress towards a "speculative" as well as "specular" knowledge construction.


Tuesday 25 MAR, 20:00
a lecture at Maison Descartes
Vijzelgracht 2A, Amsterdam
www.maisondescartes.com




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CONTENT: MA: SOLITON
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Lecture


MA: Soliton is a typological inquiry about Solitonism, commissioned by Ministčre de l'Architecture. In this research, Ministčre de l'Architecture has demanded to continue the work of some eminent physicists about non-linear waves, by proposing to extend the analysis of Solitons to the field of the politics of space, and more precisely for reading activities like design or the erection of buildings.

MA: Soliton has been produced in 2007 for Multitudes Icones, a collective website contributing to the Documenta 12 Magazine project.


Friday 28 MAR, 19:00

following an invitation by The Upgrade! Paris

La Cantine
12 Galerie des Panoramas / 151 rue Montmartre, IIe, PARIS
http://lacantine.org




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http://www.societerealiste.net
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SOCIÉTÉ RÉALISTE, Paris, 2008.
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