Good Conditions

duo show with Kris Van Dessel
at DMW Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

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.


exhibited components:
Component 2410 Ritual #3 / Component 4847 Ritual #4 / Component 006 (hang on) Truss / Component 1000 The last plastic Bag / Component 1212 Snowflakes 0001 to 0003 / Component 1313 Something from Nothing – flex rose / Component 2424 Something from Nothing – mustard / Component 1696 Food and Shelter / Component 1835 Fake brittle Reality / Component 1936 ERNST (Neufert) II / Component 1964 EPCOT Frozen / Component 2000 Hype Cycle 0001 to 0005 / Component 2019 Mixed History / Component 2022 Lonely Musk 0001 to 0003 / Component 2121 Two out of One / Component 2512 Always Xmas / Component 4446 The Angel binding Satan  / Component 6563 Information Committee 0001 to 0018 / Component XXXX Tram Scawped

link to article by Tamara Beheydt, in Hart magazine, in Dutch

photo credits: We Document Art & Tom Van Malderen