3/18/2013

(ᴳ̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̐litch) Art Genealogies

(ᴳ̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̇̐litch) Art Genealogies
Opening and Performance by Rosa Menkman
Saturday 16.03.2013, 20:00

Exhibition:
19.03.-23.03., 14:00-20:00 Tue-Sat
Opening performance 16.03.2013 21:00 by Rosa Menkman

with works by 

History is the study of lines of descent and origin; the development of families and the tracing of their lineages. (glitch) Art however, does not exist as a linear history or as some kind of glitch continuum. Following Foucault, the aim of genealogy is not to analyse a subjects history from a singular perspective or to try to form a narrative where one event impacts on the next, but to recognise the complexities and processes of its many affiliated histories.

(glitch) Art does not follow the traditional forking family tree-form. Rather there are many, parallel, interconnected non-linear, fragmented and overlapping histories which impact each other in many directions. This (glitch) genealogy does not focus on Glitch Art from a singular viewpoint, nor does it attempt to give some all encompassing overview. The exhibition instead focuses on the different threads that interconnect generations of the different communities of visual (glitch) artists and their working methods, conceptual themes and problematics.

(glitch) Genealogies fragments Glitch history into multiple (historical) categories, such as ‘NES-Aesthetics’, ‘GUI Politics’, ‘literacy’, ‘Authorship’ and ‘3D glitch Reality’. 
In discussing the issue of Glitch genealogies our aim is not to create a historical review or (re)create a ‘total’ archive or inclusive overview; instead we attempt to look at these genealogies with the aim of understanding Glitch Art in the present. 

Curated by Kim Asendorf, Daniel Franke, John McKiernan and Rosa Menkman
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