Component 2512

Always Xmas

100 x 40 x 20cm
brushed stainless steel tube, LED xmas lights amber colour, garden brackets
 part of a series of components produced for the exhibition Good Conditions
shown at DWM Gallery

Poetic-ironic reflection on the overuse/abuse of fairy lights - artificial lights in general. Since we live with the comfort of the ‘environmental friendly’ LED lighting applications, there seems to be no stopping us. It is the perfect accessory to our need for constant entertainment and parties. In the society of the spectacle it is always Xmas.

This component forms part of Good Conditions

In Good Conditions, Kris Van Dessel and Tom Van Malderen build upon their previous collaboration Conditions and Opportunities at DMW Art Space in 2017. Together with curator Tram Scawped, the artists continue their quest into the protocols of exhibiting and the mechanism of the contemporary art economy in general. Their previous collaboration at DMW investigated the conditions and opportunities of the ‘art space’ by means of a series of minimal in situ interventions, ranging from subtle modifications of lighting and heating elements to enquiries into the appropriate shade of white for the walls of a white cube. Following up on this expo, 'Good Conditions' explores the application and potential of autonomous artworks as components of a dense art-fair-look-alike constellation. As part of this enquiry, all prices of the works on display are fixed in accordance with the inscrutable laws of the art economy and arranged in an easy-reference component list with accompanying article numbers.