EPISODE 2: SABOTAGE
MARCO GODINHO, MICKAËL MARCHAND, PANAYIOTIS MICHAEL, PIERRE-ETIENNE MORELLE, ARIEL SCHLESINGER, ANNA WITT
Artists: Marco Godinho, Mickaël Marchand, Panayiotis Michael, Pierre-Etienne Morelle, Ariel Schlesinger, Anna Witt. Curated by Curated by Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr and Gilles Neiens
Sabotage is the disruption of a dynamic, the purposeful or unconscious ruin or failure of a system. Initiated as a worker’s strategy, sabotage has become a recurring artistic strategy in contemporary art.
With »Episode 2: sabotage« insitu collective shows the work of seven artists that upset the harmony of an exhibition, like putting a spoke in the wheel of a moving machine. Discord is generated by interferences between the works themselves as well as the works and their audience. While some deal with the architectural structure of the exhibition space, others sabotage in a more subtle way by causing irritation, disorder or threat.
This episode aims to alienate our standardized ways of approaching art as well as our environment, and reflects on the concept of the group exhibition as a possible field for sabotage itself. »It’s a sabotage!« – as a popular line of a Beastie Boys song states.
The exhibition is part of Cycle I, which presented six episodes that dealt with fundamental questions surrounding the production of art: from the blank wall of the studio, to the jungle of the art market.
Photos: Pierre-Etienne Morelle