4 November: GALERIE TATJANA PIETERS ~ FIRE SALE Audrey Cottin, Veronica Cruz, Danny Neyman, Silvia Pereira, Vanja Smiljanic (DAI, 2012), Jeremiah Runnels

26.10.15 | tag: Brussels

Presentation of six artistic researches under the support of the post-master program a.pass. 

This is a research based FIRE SALE. This term comes from the negotiation tactics of Marcus Licinius Crassus of Ancient Rome. Crassus would arrive on the scene of a building going up in flames, with his army of firefighting slaves, and begin negotiating the sale price of the property before he would agree to command the fire to be extinguished. Taking cynical advantage of merciless loss and real danger, Crassus struck up bargains, under the urgency of seeking common ground, even without common interest.

Audrey Cottin, is a French (magician facing the wheel of fortune under the sun) artist based in Brussels. Her appearance is colorful, sculptural and spinning. She shares comfort and uneasiness of being in the company of people who don’t stop keeping this world as a continous creative experiment. Inspired by Robert Filiou’s belief that “everybody is perfect” Audrey Cottin has been searching for a perfect collaboration with people she encounters. This search may include experts of various knowledges, skills and perspectives. The methods of collaboration are often defined by what kind of resonance is created between those people (writers, sculptors, scientists, all kinds of impressarios, etc.) and Audrey herself. During “Firesale” Audrey and the audience will encounter outerspace.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4
7-10 PM DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM
GALERIE TATJANA PIETERS
NIEUWEVAART 124/001
9000 GENT

Vanja Smiljanic