Urgent Care Of Identity ~ Opening: March 27, 17:00 - 20:00 hrs ~ contributing artists: Heath Bunting, Jonas Staal, Louis Hothothot, Orly Almi, Patrick Alan Banfield, Philipp Kremer, Robert Glas, Ton Hendriks Curator: Louis Hothothot (DAI, 2014)
Open: March 27 - April 18, 2015 (Tue - Sat) 10:00 - 17:00
Location: kulter A-Lab, Overhoeksplein 2, Amsterdam, NL
Unique cultures and identities are blurred under globalization; “bio-identities” are altering society after 9-11, Charlie Hebdo attack.
Concept of this exhibition：
If artists are doctors of the society, could exhibitions be the diagnosis, treatment and therapy? From different angles and situations, artists deconstruct identities which are tools of oppression and domination; they question the alignment of hierarchies and power, and knowledge of ethics. Moreover, the analysis of crisis, diagnosis of society, and experience and knowledge of artists’ research will be shared in the exhibition with the hope that spectators will be inspired about the way of “Government of Self” (Michel Foucault).
Political goals: Deconstructing power, building a "self-governing" society, spreading knowledge.
Artistic goal: Generating action through art!
Historical goals: Discussing methods, dimensions and ideas of political art within the context of multi-culture. through thematic research, figuring out what can art do.