PETER LEMMENS

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“A frequent image: that of the ship Argo (luminous and white), each piece of which the Argonauts gradually replaced, so that they ended with an entirely new ship, without having to alter either its name or its form.”

— Barthes 1973, tr. Miller 1975
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"what are we talking about when we talk about distribution?" at de Brakke Grond (2019, Amsterdam, NL).

When thinking about distribution in art, we imagine trucks and padded crates going nail to nail. However, seen from a broader scope, also city planning, cash flows, data sets, and democratic values seem to be distributed in the slipstream of the unique artwork. What is the format of these derivatives? How are these models of distribution feeding back into artistic practices? What would be a "best practices" of distribution, both for artists and institutions? A discussion between artists and curators.

Moderator: Tirdad Zolghadr (KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin)
Respondents: Karina Beumer, Brenda Tempelaar and Remco Torenbosch
Initiated by: Peter Lemmens and Laurens Otto.
Coordinated by: Timo Demollin, Peter Lemmens, Laurens Otto, Nasrin Tork and Astrid Vereycken.
Supported by: Curatorial Studies, KASK & CONSERVATORIUM School of Arts Ghent

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. . works /
. . . . how about a ghostwriter writing a deleted scene for an offscreen character? /
. . . . thestockexchange /
. . . . (unsound methods) i preferred the movie /
. . . . ghostriders /
. . . . ghostwriters /
. . . . garageroom /
. . . . a shipping crate (as broodthaers explains it) /
. . . . new event /
. . . . color schemes /
. . . . redux /
. . . . exhibition catalogue /
. . . . a number of books becoming a specific set /
. . . . discography /
. . . . brief histories of cleaning /
. . brief histories of cleaning /
. . . . capris /
. . . . relay /
. . . . ultralight backbacking /
. . . . monday morning blues /
. . . . performing tasks with the non-dominant hand is a great way to develop new neural pathways (the novelization edit) /
. . . . catalogue irraisonne /
. . . . placeholders /
. . . . words, tips, quotes & recommendations /
. . . . hard disk sculpture /
. . . . desktop landscape /
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. . exhibitions /



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“Mine is not an autonomous imagination”

— Jay McInnerney
“To be with the one I love and to think of something else:
this is how I have my best ideas, how I best invent what is necessary to my work.”

— Barthes 1973, tr. Miller 1975