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Tobias Kaspar’s The Incomplete Aesop and launch of PROVENCE REPORT AW 18/19
Please join us for the opening of Tobias Kaspar’s The Incomplete Aesop and the launch of PROVENCE REPORT AW 18/19, a bi-annual Magazine in the diabolic shape of a report, sequel to the legendary, 2009 established, PROVENCE magazine. The Incomplete Aesop will be displayed at After 8 Books bookstore’s window starting friday 12 october.
The PROVENCE REPORT Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 focal point is Art in the service of… We look at moments when artists use their practice and skills in the service of something or someone else. In the backdrop, we are confronted with an artistic field triggering “descriptions” and suggestions like the Content Industrial Complex’s false sublation of art into life or—on the other end of the spectrum— the self-abolition of all art and art workers. While the former is some sort of Kulturindustrie takeover, the latter is drafted as a left political practice. Paradoxically, with both comes the end of the art world. In this highly volatile period of criticism, how might a renewed interest in services comment on art’s relative autonomy? As thoughts without content are empty, primary research forms the basis for this issue of PROVENCE REPORT: where possible, we have elected for conversations held or reports written by practitioners in the field.