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Global Villaging

Stories of Cosmopolite Anthropologists

Onomatopee 61

Come and experience personal exchange in a globalizing world: a post-exotic transcultural play of positions! Various Dutch and Flemish artists tempt us to experience a present-day cultural economy through experimental visual and literary narratives, acquired during exchanges with locals from China to Bahrain, from the Argentinean pampas to Ethiopia!

With: Allard van Hoorn, Fanny Zaman, Filip van Dingenen & Barbara Pereyra, Khatt Foundation: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès & Jan de Bruin, Jack Segbars, Paul Hendrikse, Richtje Reinsma, Rieneke de Vries, Simon Kentgens, Wouter Osterholt & Elke Uitentuis.

The transcultural dynamic of Global Villaging redefines several cultural anchors. First, the dominance of the Western concept of culture has expired. We are dealing with a culture in crisis. On the one hand, it is conservatively looking for support in the recently acquired anchors of human rights and the welfare results of the capitalist liberal democracy. On the other hand, it experiences the results of a faltering nutrition of these comfort zones. The reality of the Global Village completely ignores the ethical standard which supported the way in which we practiced our culture.
Thus, also the Western, modernist concept of culture has collapsed as cultural standard. The beauty and composition applied by an avant-garde are no longer the supporting forces for cultural change. On the new transcultural stage, art has to assert its actual influence in the social-economic sphere. This cultural production manifests itself transnationally, between people, and nourishes new social-economic configurations.

Transcultural dynamic is non-hierarchic and fragmented. It moves among the masses. It goes against the dominant opinions which consider global cultural development to be a universal process of assimilation and hybridization. It is rather rooted in media specificity and the interlocutor.
But then is it possible to discover a logic in its communication structure? How is the Global Villager shaping his identity, as an individual and as intercultural actor? A number of themes present themselves: economic, religious, politico-military, and social. Like Global Villagers, the artists in this exhibition move within this dynamic.

Publication

Freek Lomme, 2011

Global Villaging

 

 

Type
Magazine
Dimensions
195 x 297 MM / 7.67 x 11.69 inch portrait
Pages
40
ISBN
978-90-78454-62-5
Editor
Freek Lomme
Graphic
Eric de Haas i.c.w. Ana Baliza
Artist
various
Language
Dutch / English
Binding
Staples
Edition
6.000
Color
black/white
Printer
Hub. Tonnaer BV.
Translator
Ellen Zoete, Vincent van Gerven Oei, Jade Kuijper
Curator
Freek Lomme
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Freek Lomme curator, editor, poet, writer, critic, project coordinator, producer website
  • Eric de Haas graphic designer website
  • Allard van Hoorn artist website
  • Fanny Zaman artist website
  • Filip van Dingenen artist website
  • Barbara Pereyra artist
  • Khatt Foundation graphic designer website
  • Jack Segbars artist, writer, critic website
  • Paul Hendrikse artist website
  • Richtje Reinsma artist website
  • Rieneke de Vries artist website
  • Simon Kentgens artist
  • Wouter Osterholt artist website
  • Elke Uitentuis artist
  • TTTVO exhibition designer, artist website
  • Leeuwerik Hout sponsor website
  • Ellen Zoete curator, editor
  • Mondriaan Fonds public fund website
  • Municipality of Eindhoven public fund website
  • Jade Kuijper intern