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.

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