Exhibition

How do we want to be governed?

Patrick Faigenbaum / Joan Roca

Patrick Faigenbaum / Joan Roca "Barcelona, vista del Besòs", 1999-2004

  • Fecha:
    29 Nov. 2004 - 30 Jan. 2005
    Lugar:
    Miami Art Central
  • Fecha:
    22 Sep. - 07 Nov. 2004
    Lugar:
    IES Barri Besòs, Palo alto, Centre Cívic de La Mina

Why is the issue of governance considered relevant in an artistic context? What role does art play in political demands? What function do museums perform in all of this?

Roger Buergel, curator of this expanded exhibition that took place in a series of public spaces around Barcelona, turned to Foucault’s concept of government to explore this issue. Michel Foucault recovers the pre-modern meaning of the term: to govern is to guide people. According to Buergel, it’s “to exercise power in an indirect, mediated way – to act in order to direct or circumscribe the actions of others”. This relational model favours interaction among artworks, individuals and their environment, and bring about new readings and images of the local society in dialogue with the global.

How do we want to be governed? enacted as a programme of seminars, lectures, screenings and exhibitions at three main venues: IES Barri Besòs high school, Palo Alto and Centre Cívic de la Mina, and in other improvised spots in the Poblenou-Besòs area.

Related Activities

By Ines Doujak, Daniela Wick and the Grupo Play-Back

Data inici:
21 Oct. 2004
Horari:
Espai:
Centre Cívic de La Mina

Lecture given by Harun Farocki and Roger M. Buergel

Data inici:
26 Oct. 2004
Horari:
Espai:
MACBA

The model of the city and its consequences
Public debates

Data inici:
From 28 Sep.
Data fi:
to 02 Nov. 2004
Horari:
Espai:
IES Barri Besòs

A cargo de Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann y el Colectivo Situaciones

Data inici:
07 Oct. 2004
Horari:
Espai:
IES Barri Besòs

Given by sergio Bologna

Data inici:
30 Sep. 2004
Horari:
Espai:
IES Barri Besòs

Performance by Maja Bajevic

Data inici:
22 Sep. 2004
Horari:
Espai:
Centre Cívic de La Mina

Roundtable discussion including Manuel J. Borja-Villel, Roger Buergel, Joan Roca, Joan Badia and Marina Subirats

Data inici:
22 Sep. 2004
Horari:
Espai:
IES Barri Besòs

Workshop directed by Harun Farocki and Roger Buergel

Data inici:
From 27 Oct.
Data fi:
to 29 Oct. 2004
Horari:
Espai:
Hangar
Data inici:
From 26 Oct.
Data fi:
to 16 Dec. 2004
Horari:
Espai:
MACBA
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