I’m Not Sad, The World Is Sad. Pia Louwerens. a.pass

Posted in Fiction, performance, Theory on December 17th, 2022
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“I’m Not Sad, The World Is Sad” is an autotheoretical, semi-fictional account of a performance artist who lands a part-time job as an Embedded Artistic Researcher in an art institution. Invested in queer theory and institutional critique, she sets out to perform the artist “differently” through a process of negation and passivity, inadvertently causing her relationship with the institution’s curator to grow increasingly speculative and paranoid. Louwerens’ labor as tour guide, security guard, artist, hostess and researcher at different institutions begins to overlap and blend under the name of “performance.” “I’m Not Sad, The World Is Sad” is a fragmented story of paranoid and reparative reading, script and utterance, exposure and vulnerability.

Pia Louwerens is a performance artist and researcher from the Netherlands, living in Brussels. Her research revolves around the becoming of the artistic subject, the I who writes, speaks and makes, in relation to the (institutional) context. From 2019 – 2020 Louwerens was working as embedded artistic researcher at a big research project, for which she was embedded in an art institution. Through this research she attempted to perform or practice the artist, and thereby the institution, differently. Her work usually takes the shape of a performance in which she speaks, switching between registers of the actual, the possible, the professional and the anxious artist.

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Modern Monsters – Death and Life of Fiction. Anselm Franke, Brian Kuan Wood (Eds.). Spector Books

Posted in art, books, distribution, writing on April 1st, 2015
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David Der-Wei Wang, Nabil Ahmed, Chen Chieh-Jen, Reza Negarestani, Jow Jiun Gong, Joachim Koester, James T. Hong, Jei Li, Bavand Behpoor, Sophie Wahnich, Ian Svenonius, Eric Baudelaire, Masao Matsuda, Mark Fisher, Alberto Toscano, Hu Fang, Chihiro Minato, Natasha Ginwala

Departing from the figure of the Taowu, a Chinese mythological monster of evil inclination used recently by histo- rians and writers to symbolize the violent fate of Chinese utopian modernity, this publication interrogates the role of systemic and structural violence in the making of modernity and its artistic representations, and uses the monster as a vantage point to capture global dimensions of the current crisis of social imaginaries.

ca. 300 pp., 18 x 26 cm, English, 100 black-white illustrations, thread-sewn softcover

Design: ZAK Group, London
Editors: Brian Kuan Wood for Taipei Fine Arts Museum; Anselm Franke, curator of the Taipei Biennial

Price: €24.00

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Tales from the Crypt: The Ghost Issue. Städelschule – Portikus.

Posted in writing on December 1st, 2012
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Tales from the Crypt: The Ghost Issue. Städelschule – Portikus.

Produced in conjunction with Mark von Schlegell’s “Pure Fiction” seminar at the Städelschule. Includes work by 16 contributors plus footnotes by A.S. Woof-Dwight.

Editors: Timothy Furey, Anna Susanna Woof-Dwight
Ghost in Chief: Mark von Schlegell
Graphic Design : Clémentine Coupau

Limited Edition of 500
Printed at Druckerei Vatter Bensheim
Frankfurt am Main, 2012
Supported by Städelschule – Portikus E.V

11 €

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