OMP 29: Rondom (All Around the Periphery) [English Edition]

OMP 29: Rondom (All Around the Periphery) [English Edition]
Author: Jack Segbars
Publisher: Onomatopee
Language: English
Pages: 128
Size: 11.5 x 17.5 cm
Weight: 119 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-90-78454-33-5
Price: €15.00
Product Description

In this publication, Jack Segbars investigates the relationship between the work of art as exhibited visual image and the textual discourse that surrounds it, the role and function of the artist in relation to the curator, and institutional and art criticism that together form the discourse on art.

The foundation and clarification provided by texts in relation to visual art have become an unmistakable and substantial part of the concept and the experience of art. In the practice of art, the contents of the text and image domains have approached almost identical forms. The roles of the artist on the one hand and theorists, critics and institutes on the other have almost reached a symbiosis. This collaborative structure – referred to here with the word rondom – has a strongly linguistic component, with which it is designed and communicated.

The Rondom project includes an exhibition and a publication with contributions in the light of the exchange and overlap between linguistic context and visual image. Artists who see textual discourse as their working terrain and subject matter are matched with policymakers, critics and theorists whose role is not usually visible in the actual art product. The core question is where artistic space is located and whether artistic, visual strength can withstand far-reaching social embedding and instrumentalization.

Contributors include: BAVO, Fucking Good Art, Jonas Staal and Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, Paul Kuypers, Domeniek Ruyters-Frances Stark, Jack Segbars, Q.S. Serafijn, Sven Lütticken, and Maarten Steenhagen.