A talk by Pieternel Vermoortel on April 9

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kim? Contemporary Art Centre invites you to a talk The subject interrupted – a first glance by an independent curator and co-founder/director of FormContent Pieternel Vermoortel. The talk will be held at kim? Contemporary Art Centre on April 9, 6.30 pm.

Talk by Pieternel Vermoortel
Departing from FormContent’s programme It’s moving from I to It, one of the characters that populated the scene will be isolated from the trajectory of the script and now more closely observed. By pealing off the paint of the setting, by deconstructing the decor, a first step towards an understanding of its drives motivates a gaze emphasizing the nature of the subject as pulsive unit. As such The subject interrupted – a first glance will look at the transition of the curatorial programme It’s moving from I to It into The Subject interrupted.

By Pieternel Vermoortel

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Pieternel Vermoortel is an independent curator and co-founder/director of FormContent, a curatorial programme. Her most recent programme at FormContent It’s moving from I to It uses fiction as its main tool to reflect upon cultural production. Currently Vermoortel teaches Exhibitions and Cultural Productions at TEBEAC, Ghent and critical studies at the BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths University London. She has taught on various MFA and curatorial training programmes, such as LUCA Brussels, MFA Fine Arts Sint Lucas Antwerp, HISK Ghent, Doctoral Research Programme in Fine Art and Curating Goldsmiths University London and wrote for various catalogues and magazines such as the Venice Biennial Catalogue 2011 and Metropolis M. She edited various publications such as Out of the Studio, 2008 and The Responsive Subject, 2011, It’s moving from I to It, the book, 2014, Drums, Marie Lund, 2014. She is the editor of a CAVE, a series of publications engaging with questions surrounding institutional and other collecting.

FormContent (www.formcontent.org) is a curatorial initiative, founded in 2007 with the intent of experimenting with exhibition formats and fostering collaborations that challenge the reciprocity of artistic and curatorial practices. Its current programme It’s moving from I to It has been developed as a nomadic curatorial project intended to explore modes of cultural production and dissemination through commissions and collaborations. It’s moving from I to It – The Play is a performance written and directed by Tim Etchells as the conclusive commission for It’s moving from I to It. Exploring fiction as a potential framework for curatorial programming, FormContent has embraced the structure of a theatrical script to inform its activity through a series of different initiatives and collaborations. Past performances: Tate Modern (London), Spike Island (Bristol), If I Can’t Dance, I don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), Eastside Projects (Birmingham), David Roberts Art Foundation (London), CIRCA projects at Workplace Gallery (Newcastle).
The event will be held in English. Free entrance.