The Unwritten Rites

Art in Context is a new extra curricular program of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. The program offers to students a chance to place their work within particular social contexts and to generate knowledge and experience in addressing specific social issues.

The Unwritten Rites was developed as a part of this program and presented during the exposition ‘PUBLIC RELATIONS’ at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen, The Netherlands (29 May –  9 June, 2014).

The second part of this project is a space created with Cleo Florine, my colleague, inside the Museum, which we named ‘It is just our living situation’. That was our space to recharge while not working on our own piece.

‘They work within the frame, set the frame and are being framed.
— Hans Haacke
I work within the rules, set the rules and am being ruled.
We all erect walls. The one I will be interacting with, against, through, within, is heavy and can hardly be moved. 
For ten days I will be questioning and testing myself in relation to the institutional rules, from the opening till the closing of the museum. How can we change the rules and are they needed? What is the relation between the ruled and the ruler – how do they mirror each other?’

 

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