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Legendary Exhibit: “New Habits” : Casco Vita Nova (Utrecht)

The exhibition was a collaboration with the participating artists, architects, and a choreographer, and a number of “commoners”The exhibition was a collaboration with the participating artists, architects, and a choreographer, and a number of “commoners”

A habit is an everyday expression of unintentionally obtained and individually embodied knowledge. The term “habit” is often loaded with negative connotations; habits are to be broken or unlearned. New Habits proposes that we rethink the notion of the habit as a form of life central to community formation, in negotiation with the governing rules and laws. New Habits looks for shared, communal habits or forms of life marked by a non-capitalist ethos of commoning, as a necessary counterpoint to direct action and representative politics.

Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s recent analysis of Franciscan practices in calling for a new politics provided a major impetus for New Habits. Under the guiding virtue of “highest poverty”, from their formation in the thirteenth century the Franciscans lived a form of common life that incorporated but defied established rules and norms of the Church.

CURRENT VIEWING: The World as Seen Through a Pelican in Plexi : Wiels,( Brussels) : Curated by Dirk Snauwaert

The World as Seen Through a Pelican in Plexi : Wiels,( Brussels) via contemporaryartdailyThe World as Seen Through a Pelican in Plexi : Wiels,( Brussels) via contemporaryartdaily

Known for spending hours in libraries and scouring the Internet, it makes perfect sense that Jef Geys, would source the work of iconic Iranian artist, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and invite her to join him in a joint exhibition at Brussel's WIELS foundation.

Peter De Potter’s : I Am An Image Machine : Installation : Transmission 1 – The Avant garde Diaries curated by Raf Simons

32 works from the series I Am An Image Machine (2010) installed on the 4 metre-high windows of the Berlin BCC Centre32 works from the series I Am An Image Machine (2010) installed on the 4 metre-high windows of the Berlin BCC Centre

I adore Peter de Potter. He put a smile on my face today with the email he sent concerning his new website where he showcases for the first time, framed pieces of his work.

Leo Gabin, Cultural Centre Bruges, Bruges, BE 2012 Installation View

Leo Gabin are a 3 way art collective making a big noise with their messy artwork driven by amateur porn, hip hop and curiosityLeo Gabin are a 3 way art collective making a big noise with their messy artwork driven by amateur porn, hip hop and curiosity

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