Fermín Jiménez Landa (1979 Pamplona. Lives between Pamplona, Valencia and Barcelona) & Lee Welch (1975, Louisville. Lives in Rotterdam) did not know each other before the invitation to participate in Amikejo.
As if engaged in international diplomacy, the artists have had to get
to know each other personally and artistically before issuing what might
be regarded as a joint statement based on what they have agreed and negotiated, in the form of an exhibition. Jiménez Landa & Welch have chosen to establish their collaboration in relation to the notion of the micro-nation and devices which delineate sovereignty – borders, stamps, anthems, flags, and so on. (+ info...)
Mousse Publishing will release the publication of the exhibition series in January 2012, with artists' texts by Latitudes and essays by Peter Osborne
(Professor of Modern European Philosophy and Director of the Centre for
Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, London);
Ryszard Żelichowski (Professor and Director for Scientific Research at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences); Theo Beckers
(Former Professor of Leisure Studies at Tilburg University and
currently faculty member of the Tilburg Sustainability Center and
Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences); Prof. Dr. Menno Schilthuizen
(Research scientist at NCB Naturalis, an endowed chair for Insect
Biodiversity at the University of Groningen and an Associate Professor
at Leiden University) and reprints by Giorgio Agamben, amongst others.
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With the support of the Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam.
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