Kunst & zwalm 2021 / Proposition 21
Kunst & Zwalm 2019
Various Artists present 21 artistic interventions for the next edition. The public is encouraged to vote for the favourite concept proposed for this future programme.
“We decided not to participate in Kunst & Zwalm, but to use this year’s festival to develop and present 21 proposals for Kunst & Zwalm 2021 to an audience.
There will be six ‘election Sundays’ where the visitor will have the opportunity to give five preference votes.
The boards can be recognized by their ‘Go Away Green - Disney’s Camouflage paint’ colours on the route. We call this colour the Corporate Culture Colours, i.e. colour system based on the principle of (collective) exclusion. Each panel is assigned one colour from a range of 21 colours, but is eventually painted in a mix of the other 20 colours, excluding its own original colour.
The votes are made with a thumbtack. The totality of all plates can be seen as a co-creation. The audience as a group is the creator of ‘the artwork’. The artistic choices of the creative process are fragmented and distributed to the public.
In the exhibition we present the opposite of this idea. The gallery-worthy copies of the panels are presented as the work of Various Artists. We are fascinated by the contrast of the celebrity cult around the artist as a genius and its fragmentation and deconstruction.”
08: Mer Mecanique