2 hour talks with staff members of the Van Abbemuseum and dialogue partners from outside the institution.
Part of the exhibition: The Politics of Collecting – The Collecting of Politics, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2010
Charles Esche is a curator and writer. He is the Director of Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and co-editor of Afterall Journal and Books based at Central St.Martins College of Art and Design, London. He is also an advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. In 2009, he will curate the 3rd Riwaq Biennale, Palestine together with Reem Fadda.
Brian Holmes is a crucial contemporary writer and thinker whose insight into current social and political developments and how they relate to artistic processes opens up a new field of ‘geocritique’. Examples that he cites extend across Latin America, Europe and Asia, where he looks at networks, artworks, films, institutions and protest movements for signs of how future progressive strategies might be shaped. His texts are part of a long term collaborative research project “Continental Drift”.