LECTURE & BOOK LAUNCH
THURSDAY 04.09.08 AT 8PM
A narrative regarding Marcel Broodthaers, A379089 and the production of crystalline forms.
The Crystal Ship is a journalistic narrative that approaches the visual working practice of Marcel Broodthaers as a contextual frame to interpret a series of landmarks within an Antwerp neighborhood. Within the history of the late 1960’s Belgian art community the Antwerp address of Beeldhouwersstraat 46 was the location of a gallery cryptically titled A379089, or A Space. On September 29,1969 Marcel Broodthaers presented one installment of his museological displays at this gallery. Conceived of as an artist book, lecture, and sculptural installation, The Crystal Ship will document an exploratory narrative that uses both historical and observational information as a filter in order to address and construct alternate readings for a series of landmarks existing at that site, such as an apartment, a planter, an eagle, and a museum.
This project comprises three parts:
Part 1. An artist book: 64 pages, perfect-bound, black and white images, color cover, English text with French and Dutch translation, edition of 500.
Part 2. Book-launch and lecture presentation to occur at the site of A379089, now a bio-clothing store. September 4th, 2009 at the Beeldhouwersstraat 46 at 8pm.
Part 3. Exhibition of documentation comprised of sculptural models, printed matter, photographs, and video elements that relate to, and extend outward from, the material presented in parts 1 and 2
From September 19 on in the BELvuemuseum, Paleizenplein 7 in 1000 Brussels.
The Crystal Ship by Zin Taylor is a contribution to:
September 13 till November 30, 2008
A series of exhibitions, collection presentations, film screenings, lectures and temporary actions set up by students and cultural institutions in Belgium.