A live-dialogue between Brian Holmes, culture and art critic and activist, and Charles Esche, director of the Van Abbemuseum.
Brian Holmes is a culture and art critic and activist, based in Paris and Chicago. In 2009 he received the Vilém Flusser Theory Award at Transmediale in Berlin. He gives lectures and workshops about the role and impact of art in different societies, with particular attention to the analysis of forms of resistance and the possibility of extradisciplinarity.
Charles Esche is a curator and writer. He is director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and co-editor of Afterall Journal and Books, London.
The live broadcast dialogue can be followed in room B0-06 in the museum. Afterwards, the dialogue is on view in this room during opening hours of the museum, until the next dialogue will be recorded.
Dialogues at Van Abbemuseum, for Part 3 of Play Van Abbe - The Politics of Collecting - The Collecting of Politics
This dialogue is part of the new KIOSK series started by the Mobile Academy at the Van Abbemuseum, called Shadowing Institutions. The Museum is the first object of interest, covered in a series of 2 hour talks with staff members of the Van Abbemuseum and dialogue partners from outside the institution.
These series follow the simple notion that an implicit social knowledge exists in every institution and organisation, which is both known and unknown to those who are working inside. That this knowledge has to be communicated in order to be effective, both inside and outside of its context.
These dialogues will be added to Hurtzigs FCA - (Flight Case Archive), a mobile continuously growing archive, where one can sit, watch and listen to an audio-visual discussion archive with “Stories about places, cities and territories”.
25 September 2010 - Paul O'Neill & Annie Fletcher
The first dialogue took place during the opening of Play Van Abbe Part 3, between Paul O'Neill, Paul O’Neill is curator, artist and Research Fellow at Situations in Bristol, and Annie Fletcher, curator of the Van Abbemuseum. This dialogue is on view in the museum (room B0-06) until 25 November 2010.
Planning of the upcoming dialogues will be announced shortly.