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Launch of ’the unmediated mediation / de onbemiddelde bemi
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Thursday, June 30, 19:30 - 23:30

finissage The Economy is Spinning
Saturday, July 16, 15:00 - 21:30

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The Economy is Spinning



graphic design by Bardhi Haliti

 

OPENING Sunday June 5th, 4 PM

Exhibition continues 9 June - 17 July, 2016 
Open Thursday - Sunday 1-5 PM

With Mercedes Azpilicueta, Zachary Formwalt, Monique Hendriksen, Jan Hoeft, Hanne Lippard, Toril Johannessen, Robertas Narkus, Antonis Pittas and Nick Thurston

SAVE THE DATE: 16 July - finissage with performances by Monique Hendriksen, Hanne Lippard and a reading by Nick Thurston 

 

How does the economy speak to us? Does it speak through us? Sometimes its voice trembles with fear, and at other times it whispers with hope and sings in excitement about better days to come.

Economic jargon settles in to make things sound correct by making them sound familiar; it comes to our aid when troubles arise and comforts us with its reasonable-sounding justifications. Like religion, it gives hope and solace, soothes worry and anguish. The doctrine is everywhere, oozing out of academic studies and financial newspapers; ’efficiency’ has become the measure of the everyday, as ’cost-benefit analyses’ guide us to make decisions in the interests of the greatest possible returns.

This logic promises freedom in exchange for leaving things to take their own course: laissez faire, laissez passer. The ’invisible hand’ of the market should ensure that needs and wants are met without any outside intervention or regulation. Yet needs and wants are not governed by rational rules: the desire to have it all, to have it now and without limits, is a notion without end, with irrationality as its command.

The Economy is Spinning looks into various manifestations of the language of economics and finance, a language that permeates our vocabularies and builds the boundaries of our imaginations.  The exhibition considers the economy as a ‘performing body’ that reveals its state of mind in its language. With contributions by nine artists, the exhibition accentuates and exaggerates the absurdity of this language and of its underlying mechanisms.

 

An accompanying publication will be launched in September 2016.

 

Download the exhibition guide HERE.

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latest publications

OMP128 / Cabinet project
the unmediated mediation / de onbemiddelde bemiddeling (LP/book)


first-phone-photo by Freek

PRICE: € 15,00    
OMP118 / Cabinet project
Can you feel it? – Effectuating tactility and print in the contemporary


PRICE: € 17,00    
OMP126 / Cabinet project
Motel Trogir


PRICE: € 20,00    
OMP107 / Cabinet project
Innocent


PRICE: € 30,00    
OMP125 / Cabinet project
Archetypes and Residues


Photography by Benjamin van Witsen

PRICE: € 25,00    
OMP124 / Cabinet project
On the Soft Edge of Space


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