Thalie Art Project
Client : Nathalie Guiot
Curator : Agnès Violeau
Artists: Davide Balula, Malena Beer, Olivier Beer, Hsia-Fei Chang,Giuseppe Chico & Barbara Matijevic, Antonio Contador, Guillaume Désanges,Carole Douillard, Ninar Esber, Esther Ferrer, Sergej Jensen, Liz Magic Laser, stefania Peñafiel Loaiza, Dan Perjovschi
Debate : Roselee Goldberg (PERFORMA), Marc & Josée Gensollen, Les Gens d’Uterpan, Chantal Pontbriand
Experienz, a nomadic experimental platform of live artistic practices, proposes for its second edition an appointment around the living at WIELS, the lung of contemporary creation in Belgium, in parallel with Art Brussels 2013. Entitled Materializing the Social, this edition addresses the notion of biopolitics, a concept initiated by Michel Foucault in 1974, designating a form of power exercised not on geographical territories but on individuals.
The proposals of the invited artists engage a reflection on notions of resistance, biopower, self-government over others, the individual’s relationship to the group and norms and on the relationship of the physical body to the social body.