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"Semantic Gap, by Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan"
2004-03-06 until 2004-05-16
After two months of requisite renovation, Lund Konsthall will open with
refreshed premises and a new structure and course of programme. The opening
exhibition introduces the artists Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan. With
their exhibition "Semantic Gap", their investigation has originated from the
characteristic building of Lund Konsthall. They have made research in the
history of the building and the late, highly respected architect Klas
Anshelm from Lund. In the exhibition, we will be able to share the artists'
visual comments and poetical associations, revealing both thought-provoking
and unexpected connections.
The project "Six architects respond to a kind of
Rorschach test" comprises video interviews with Los Angeles based
architects. The artists Michael Bears & Pia Rönicke asked six architects to
make comments on a large amount of slides depicting housing stocks in Los
Angeles, as a way of investigating architects preconceived ideas on how to
design and construct. The project was exposed in 2003 at the R. M.
Schindlers MAK Center in Los Angeles and will now be exhibited in a modified
version for Lund Konsthall. Being site-specific in form and not in the
complex of problems, the investigation could have been realised in any other
place with similar result. "Art and Production of Knowledge" is arranged in
co-operation with Malmö Art Academy. During the past thirty years, the
concept of art has not only expanded enormously but also changed its focus
from the artefact to the location or space where the artistic intervention
takes place, from emotion to reflection, from intuition to research. The
concept of art has widened itself into being interrogative as well as being
reflective/self-reflective and at the same time the locations where art are
being exhibited, discussed and produced have been decentralised and become
global. This being the case, art has transformed into a hybrid character
which, in its turn, will - quite likely - imply consequences for all the
parts of art life which support and exhibit art - Art Halls, Museums,
pedagogues, research centres, university scholars of art, academies of art
and artists. In this great task of transformation, Lund Konsthall will be
finding its new role.