Vleeshal, 8 October - 16 October, 2011
Participating artists
Koen Delaere, Bas van den Hurk, Dennis Tyfus, Peter Fenger, Martijn Hendriks, Vaast Colson, (Whatspace/Gunther/De PLAYER)

During the exhibition, De Vleeshal will serve as a laboratory where the artists’ earlier works will be displayed alongside new ones created during the exhibition. The laboratory will be equipped with a printing press and stencil machine, and participants will produce unique long-playing records, printed works and limited-edition artists’ books.

The exhibition I Can’t, I Can, I Care draws its inspiration from ‘Exhaustion and exuberance’, a recent pamphlet by Jan Verwoert that situates artistic activity within the culture of economic productivity and the high standards of performance that artists are expected to meet – or, better yet, exceed. The pamphlet presents a number of strategies for defying this pressure and creating alternatives.

The artists in this exhibition will, both individually and interactively, take positions on the views expressed in the pamphlet. For the duration of the exhibition, De Vleeshal will become a place where production, presentation and distribution converge. As a result, the internal properties of artistic works – their appearance – will be linked to their participation in a social, mediated network of references, possibilities and meanings.
performances by Peter Fengler & Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson
records by Peter Fengler & Dennis Tyfus