Pieternel Vermoortel

  • Cave 1—Territories

    Cave 1—Territories

    Els Silvrants-Barclay and Pieternel Vermoortel

    Cave is a series of publications featuring commissioned and republished explorations, anecdotes, research, documents, case studies, essays, and scenarios on how to think and practice contemporary collecting. The first issue of Cave looks into the territory of the public collection considering it both a semantic ground for institutional collecting as well as political and cultural infrastructure.

    Artists, scholars, and other thinkers address the role of museums and collections for identity-making and territorial representation, the increasing invisibility of the collection, productive and problematic processes of inclusion and exclusion, and what seems to be a general distrust towards history in the contemporary art museum. As such they speculate on radical yet tangible strategies for the activation and sedimentation of the collection in the contemporary art museum from the point of view of its architecture, scale, locality, history, organizational model, display, research, and collecting methodologies.

    Published with CAHF—Contemporary Art Heritage Flanders

    Contributors Beirut, Clémentine Deliss, Kersten Geers, Jef Geys, Anders Kreuger, Maarten Liefooghe, Jens Maier-Rothe, Doris Maninger, Winke Noppen, Louise Osieka, Jasper Rigole, Marije Sennema, Els Silvrants-Barclay, 3Maarten Van Den Driessche, Richard Venlet, Pieternel Vermoortel

    • Paperback $27.00

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  • How to Make a Mask

    How to Make a Mask

    Pedro Barateiro, João Mourão, and Luís Silva

    Writings and visual materials by the Portuguese artist Pedro Barateiro, with new essays by critics and curators.

    How to Make a Mask borrows its title from a 2011 performance by the Portuguese artist Pedro Barateiro in which he reflects upon the role of the individual within the sociopolitical situations of the collective through references ranging from psychological tests to the history of theater. The performance was developed and first presented in a period when social media exposure had begun to define new forms of personal interaction. It is now apparent, after all these years, that such new forms of communication and interaction are easily manipulated, facilitating new forms of political control. Along with the artist's own writings and visual material, this volume features new essays by Ana Teixeira Pinto and Anders Kreuger, an epilogue by Pieternel Vermoortel and Els Silvrants-Barclay, and an extended note by the editors João Mourão and Luís Silva.

    • Paperback $34.00