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September23rd 2017

INDEXMAKERS (group show) - LE CRAC 19 - Montbeliard (F)

Artiste-éditeur ou artiste tisserand, femme indienne ou africaine, cyberactiviste, penseur du post-colonialisme, bidouilleur informatique, etc., l’exposition accueille celles et ceux qui contribuent aujourd’hui à créer du commun par la mise en visibilité de savoirs mineurs. La traditionnelle dichotomie entre « celui qui pense » et « celui qui fait » estainsi remise en jeu, afin de dépasser une appréhension strictement esthétique ou utilitaire, et envisager de nouvelles formes de diffusion de l’information. Les rapports de pouvoir, de prestige, d’identité s’en trouvent également perturbés.

Seth Siegelaub et Stewart Brand sont les deux figures historiques initiales de cette exposition. Entre 1968 et 1972, tous deux diffusent des livres de nature particulière. Par son travail bibliographique, Seth Siegelaub rend accessible tout au long de sa vie certains savoirs peu visibles et constitue deux centres de recherche. Il s’engage en faveur de l’art conceptuel naissant, du marxisme dialectisant les mass-médias et rassemble les éléments épars d’une histoire sociale du textile. Stewart Brand est quant à lui l’instigateur du Whole Earth Catalog qui réunit quantité d’ouvrages et d’articles Do It Yourself, et auquel doivent beaucoup la contre-culture américaine, mais aussi, paradoxalement, les patrons de la Silicon Valley. L’idéologie qui a permis l’émergence de tels empires privés est remise en question par les bidouilleurs informatique et militants du partage gratuit de l’information invités dans l’exposition.

Selon le philosophe Hartmut Böhme, une civilisation n’existe réellement qu’à partir du moment où, culturellement, elle maitrise les techniques servant à relier et à connecter. Les traditionnels arts textiles en font partie, de même que la toile internet et les initiatives open source, mais également l’univers des Makers – les tiers-lieux, fab-labs et autres hacker spaces qui fleurissent aujourd’hui. Indexmakers propose ainsi des rapprochements non conventionnels et inattendus, entre, par exemple, un artiste utilisant le tissage, des bibliographies, un bricoleur et les arts culinaires.

Fabien Pinaroli (Curator)

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DAVID LIVER OCCULTA E VENDE IL PICCOLO TEATRO GRASSI ! (solo show) - nowhere gallery- february 9th, Milano

TRADERS (MAPPING) DESIGN ACADEMY - OCTOBER 21ST - EINDHOVEN (NL)

FROM THE GOLD IN THE MORNING MOUTH - OCTOBER 8TH 2016 -  YAM, BRUSSELS

JEWS KONG DOGS & BANANAS - OCTOBER 2ND 2016 -  MAD - MAISON ROUGE, PARIS

E IL TOPO (PERFORMANCE) IL MANIFESTO RUBATO - JULY 1ST 2016 - MUSEO MADRE, NAPOLI (I)

 

 

 

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DAVID LIVER (1977)

In writing, performance and visual art, David Liver incisively provokes the boundaries that define cultural standards.

David Liver considers writing to be the root of his creative output. A major Liver’s theme is the institution of “Believes” in the western social identity and it’s particular system of faith.

Recognizing "Jewishness" as his own creative root and as a role conferred by a history of all discrimination (and discrimination as an aesthetic system of values), Liver inhabits certain racial stereotypes in order to displace them and conjure a more ambivalent identity, one that comes closer to reflecting his personal experience of being lost in translation of his own background.  In his "confessional" column and speeches, Liver explore a more intimate voice, composed by a shifted comedian-like-mode of writing and the heritage of the conceptual art.

Performances such "Dein Jude", the “Cheap talk series” or “From the general intellect” were all voluntarily poorly documented but Liver’s keeps a written testimony of all of them that he considers as the official left-over of his actions and his actual work as an artist. 

In addition to its guerilla-style artwork and its unorthodox performance pieces, which involves everything from interacting with strangers to hiding from his audience, Liver is well known for its manipulation and perversion of languages, inspired by information streams, politics, religious scriptures and other personal texts.

David Liver's Y LIVER duo work, in collaboration with Rugiada Cadoni, was active from 1999 to 2013. Since 2013 art critic Fabien Pinaroli is collaborating with the artist and curating some of Liver's written perfomances which they call pre-actement.

In 2013-2014 Liver curated part of the exhibition program at Galerie Nivet Carzon in Paris, Including the exhibition of IAIN BAXTER& and a side Frasq Performance festival in collaboration with Le Générateur.

Since 2012, David Liver is a former member of the international artist run magazine and art movement E IL TOPO.

Currently he lives and works in Europe.

 

 

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