I am assistant professor in cultural studies and theory at the university of Nijmegen, where I also direct the Centre for New Aesthetics. This Tumblr gives an overview of my publications and talks as well as provides links to developments, phenomena or events I find interesting.
The exhibition ‘First We Make the Rules Then We Break the Rules’ at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf brought together the work of two artists who are separated not only by a continent but by half a century as well: Öyvind Fahlström was born in 1928 in Brazil to a Norwegian father and a Swedish mother, and died in 1976. Simon Evans was born in 1972 in the UK, to British parents. What unites these artists is that both have made a name for themselves as psycho-geographers, drawing maps of their environment along the lines not of territory or geology but of politics, sociology or the body. Their cartographies are not the charts of atlases but of institutional racism and class divides, of personal experiences and dreams… Read more here.
First published in Frieze 154.
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