Performative lecture Café Chalupecký:
Triple Candie - Let the Artist Die
December 4, 2017 from 6 pm
in Cursor Gallery
During the performative lecture entitled Let the Artists Die, the duo of the American curators, formed by Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett, will present their own art projects based on the absence of art.
The performance title refers to the play written by Polish artist Tadeusz Kantor in 1985, which deals with the conditions of art in authoritarian regimes. Triple Candie will spend three weeks in the Czech Republic and will have various events during their residence. Among other things, in cooperation with invited artists from the Czech scene, they will elaborate on an already existing project entitled The Institute for the Study of Universal Uncertainties, whose purpose is to examine the concept of uncertainty in the conditions of capitalism. This topic is also dedicated to the Triple Candie: The Institute for the Study of Universal Uncertainties at Galerie Ferdinanda Baumanna, which will open on Friday, 2017 at 19:00.
Triple Candie is a U.S.-based exhibition production agency run by two art historians. From 2001-2010, it operated a series of galleries in Harlem, New York. Today, it works nomadically, organizing exhibitions on art subjects without the involvement of or permission of artists, and without actual artworks. Its displays consist of surrogates, props, and documentation, which are generally recycled or destroyed at the conclusion of each project. For more information: www.triplecandie.org.
The Triple Candie residence is part of the Café Chalupecký program, organized by Jindrich Chalupecky Society, the stay of curators in the Czech Republic is also supported by the residential program of MeetFactory.
Lecture guest: Radim Labuda