“Mind the System, Find the Gap” is this year’s summer exhibition at Z33. More than 30 international artists seek out the gaps in the system. Our society is governed by all sorts of systems and structures that organise and steer life. No system, however, whether political, judicial, economical, socio-cultural or spatial, can comprise life in its entirety. Every system has gaps, leaks and ambiguities.
The artists in the exhibition Mind the System, Find the Gap seek out these gaps. They set forth from this intermediate position to unveil, circumvent or criticise ruling systems and structures. “Mind the System, Find the Gap” does not proffer an overly simplified critique on the notion of systems and structuring principles, but aims to seek out its complexity.
For the past few years, strong thematic exhibitions on societal issues have been Z33’s trademark. It is Z33’s ambition to challenge the visitor to look at the day-to-day reality with a different set of eyes, as do the artists in Mind the System, Find the Gap.
Artists: Agency (BE), Atelier Van Lieshout (NL), Shigeo Anzaï (JP), Yto Barrada (FR/MA), Heath Bunting (GB), Jordi Colomer (ES), Minerva Cuevas (MX), Jaime Davidovich (AR/US), Elmgreen & Dragset (DK/N), Leandro Erlich (AR), Dora García (ES), Simon Gush (ZA), Christiane Högner (D/BE), Anne Holtrop (NL), Matthieu Laurette (FR), Minouk Lim (KOR), Jill Magid (US), Gordon Matta-Clark (US), Tadashi Kawamata (JP), Ahmet Öğüt (TU), Karl Philips (BE), Julien Prévieux (FR), Esther Stocker (IT), Sebastian Stumpf (D), Stephanie Syjuco (US), Pilvi Takala (FI/NL), Pablo Valbuena (ES), Stijn Van Dorpe (BE), Benjamin Verdonck (BE), Katleen Vermeir (BE), the YES Men (US), Carey Young (US/GB)
Curator: Z33: Karen Verschooren, Ils Huygens, Evelien Bracke
Title: Mind the System, Find the Gap
Date: 02.06 to 30.09.2012