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23 — 26 Nov 2017
Conversation by Alexandra Laudo (Heroínas de la Cultura)
Amsterdam Art weekend

Join us in the gallery for the conversation by Alexandra Laudo (Heroínas de la Cultura)
Saturday 25 November from 6 till 7 pm

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Hundreds of clocks, a couple of Dutch man, some shadows and John Cage is an adaptation of the performative lecture An intellectual history of the clock, which Alexandra Laudo developed at CuratorLab, the research curatorial program at Konstfack University directed by Joanna Warsza. For the Amsterdam Art Weekend, Laudo will present an adaptation of the lecture in the framework of the exhibition by Daragh Reeves at andriesse eyck gallery. It is a performative lecture for a small audience that examines questions related to the social construction of time, and revolves around concepts and phenomena like time measurement, the history of clocks, the implementation of clock-time and the standardization movement, among other topics.

In its full version, the lecture, is conceived as a sort of narrated exhibition in an attempt at exploring the possibilities of speech, storytelling, and other forms of oral expression and performativity as curatorial and exhibiting tools. The exercise also seeks to subvert the assumed neutrality and veracity of the curator’s position and instead point to the subjectivity and emotionality that shape any curatorial act. For the Amsterdam Art Weekend, Laudo will present an adaptation of the lecture in the framework of the exhibition by Daragh Reeves at andriesse eyck gallery.

The exhibition Opening Hours is on view till 2 December 2017