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Sara Pape

The Ongoing Conversation #1.5

Is A Rock Made Or Born?


28/01/2014 –
– 30/11

The Ongoing Conversation offered a series of fast-paced one-day exhibitions, conceived as a dialogue rather than a series of isolated events. During three weeks the exhibition spaces became a stage for orchestrated ambiguity, paradox, spectatorship and theatricality. From Melville to Wikipedia, from post-colonial questions to universal issues as love and death; all of this were explored and performed in six mini solo-exhibition events.

Featuring a range of international artists, each exhibition was complemented with an invited guest who lectured, performed or participated.

This project was the outcome of a collaboration between 1646 and the Master Artistic Research, The Hague.

Diamonds are the hardest and most expensive raw materials from the earth. Wikipedia is currently one of the main sources of knowledge. Computer chips are made partly of sand particles consisting of quartz. Six years ago the artist undertook the challenge of recreating geodes out of base materials as quartz as the main ingredient and hot air. She re-staged this work at 1646, using this moment to address the question of decay and its shift of aesthetic quality overtaken by the laws of nature.

Guest Lecturer was Joram Kraaijeveld, assistant curator at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and art theory teacher at Gerrit Rietveld Academie.



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