The exhibition Making Use: Life in Postartistic Times is engaged with the various avenues that lead from the field of art to daily life and in the reverse direction – from life to art.
The so-called coefficient of art is present in high concentration in many realms of activity — it can be found in alternative economies, street protests, diversion advertising, food cooperatives and urban gardening, critical tourism, and the curricula of flying universities. In such cases, life is permeated by a sensibility that is characteristic of art: a conceptual surplus, thinking in terms of form, or endless games with imagination — political, economic, and scientific. It is not a new phenomenon, let alone a tendency or style in art.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of seminars by well-known UK artists and theoreticians: Andreas Lang, Eyal Weizman, Suhail Malik, Kathrin Bohm, Neil Cummings, Alastair Hudson, Marina Vishmidt.