Programming: artmonte-carlo 2017

Apr 19, 2017 9:08AM

Superyacht Big Mak

This is The Sea

curated by Mohammad Salemy

Yacht Big Mak - Monaco harbour
Thursday, April 27th at night until Monday, May 1st.

Inspired by Hito Steyerl’s video Liquidity Inc., the exhibition This Is The Sea, looks at several metaphoric imports of the concept of the sea. It is a gathering of artworks which connect the ungroundedness of the sea and its shifting and often unsettled surface to the political, technological and natural destabilization of the planet earth. Extending Steyerl’s inquiry into the financial, environmental and personal implications of the concept of liquidity, the exhibition tracks the aesthetics of the tumultuous storms which have battled the form and content of ‘life according to the 20th century’, destroying its very material fabric.

This Is the Sea also looks critically at seasteading as the utopian project of the privileged class and the desire of millennial entrepreneurs to turn the waterways into the container of their floating private city-states. The idea of seasteading is based on the societal need for radical experimentation with better physical habitats and their corresponding legal & political systems. Seasteading is the dream of utilizing the liquidity of earth's water supply and its ambiguous political status towards the development of a new human ‘frontier’, a form of space colonization here on our own planetary home.

This Is the Sea is an experiment in extending the logic of the sea to the realm of contemporary art. It utilizes the spatial potentials of a floating yacht to try to set art free from its experiential dependence on land and land-based institutions. The project looks at both the destabilizing dreams and nightmares caused by the sea and the erosion of situatedness and positionality brought on by environmental technological and political storms. It utilizes the no jurisdiction status of a yacht as a display and discursive space in which art can be situated and experienced in order to reflect on our contemporary conditions.

exhibited artists
Lou Cantor
Hugo Canoilas
Francis Ruyter
Abbas Akhavan
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Otolith Group
Raqs Media Collective
Manuel Correa
Sam Samiee
Slavs & Tatars
Ahmet Ogut
Margaret Heins
Martii Kalliala
Daniel Keller
Julieta Aranda

Envoyer/Promener, Les Limites du regard, Exposition Au bord de l'Air - Parc de la Villette, Paris 2006

M50, Hans-Walter Müller, Esplanade du Grimaldi Forum

Hans-Walter Müller was born the 25th December 1935 in Germany.

He graduated as an ingenior from Darmstadt Polytechnical School Germany (1961), he continued his architectural studies in Paris and started his architectural research using the materials available at that time : artificial light, the projected image, the sound, the plastic material, electric motors, serving the –architecture of movement- (1965).

He is known for being part the -cinematic art- movement developing its and opening new fields of opportunity to architecture, which became -air architecture- (1965-2006).

For the past forty-five years he has been living and working in France, at La Ferté-Alais, in one of his inflatable houses on an airfield in which he works on his artwork. He is the creator of numerous projects in France and abroad which have found their utility at the heart of reality.

artmonte-carlo 2016, (c) Max Frinsinger


Samedi 29 avril
collectors talks (talks in english)

Collection privée/Audiences publiques
Bruno Barbosa, collector
Luba Michailova, collector
Aaron Cezar, Delfina Foundation, Director
Moderated by Delfina Foundation Associate Curator Rose Lejeune

Could have / Would have / Should have
Tiqui Atencio, collector
Samuel Gross, artmonte-carlo, curator

Philipp Glass / 80th Anniversary Hommage Piano Concert
performed by Nicolas Horvath
Esplanade Grimaldi Forum

Dimanche 30 avril
(conversations en français)

Quels objets ?
Martine Bedin, designer
Ben, artiste
Patrizio Peterlini, fondation Bonotto, directeur
modération: Samuel Gross, artmonte-carlo, curateur

Des ballets russes à Béjart, des espaces, des formes et des couleurs pour la danse.
Célia Bernasconi, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, conservatrice
Hans-Walter Müller, architecte
modération: Samuel Gross, artmonte-carlo, curateur