XXVI CSAV Artists' Research Laboratory

XXVI CSAV Artists' Research Laboratory

Fondazione Antonio Ratti

John Knight, Bohemian Grove, 3013. Installation view, Galerie Neu.

January 28, 2020
XXVI CSAV Artists' Research Laboratory

Application deadline: February 25, 2020
Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Via Cernobbio, 19
22100 Como

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Invited artist: John Knight
Director: Annie Ratti
Associate Directors: Lorenzo Benedetti and Gregorio Magnani

Workshop dates: July 2–26, 2020

CSAV Artists' Research Laboratory is an experimental platform designed to provoke formal and informal discussions and exchanges among artists of different generations and nationalities. It aims to explore different forms of art-making through un-institutional teaching methods. Between fifteen and twenty young artists from all nationalities will be selected. The participants will attend daily workshops and seminars run by invited artist and guests. The application and the laboratory are free of charge.

All applications should be completed via FAR's website. Apply here.

For further info please refer to FAR's website.

Como 2020
For several weeks in July, we will be given the time, space, and the luxury to engage in an open-ended exchange of ideas about structures of production. And, what nascent possibilities that might be available for consideration as replacements for some of the tired models of aesthetic production that rationalizes our present conundrum. –John Knight

John Knight
Since the late 1960s, the elusive Los Angeles-based artist John Knight has pioneered the practices of site-specificity and institutional critique, always interested in interrogating the underlying geopolitical and economic systems implicit in everyday conventions. Eschewing a signature style, Knight prefers to work in situ, engaging with and responding to the context of each unique site. Often utilizing the visual strategies of architecture, advertising, and corporate design, Knight’s multilayered projects challenge the art establishment and its relationship to a larger global politic.

John Knight (b. 1945) lives in Los Angeles and works in situ. Recent exhibitions include CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan (2019), Ordet, Milan (2019), établissement d’en face, Brussels (2018), Cultuurcentrum, Strombeek (2017) Sculpture Project Münster (2017), SMAK, Ghent (2017), Cabinet, London (2016), REDCAT, Los Angeles (2016), Art Institute of Chicago (2015), Greene Naftali, New York (2015), Portikus, Frankfurt (2013), Galerie Neu/MD72, Berlin (2013), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2012), Whitney Biennial (2012), MOCA, Los Angeles (2010); and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2009).

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