20 January 2024, 3-5 pm at Casco Art Institute, Utrecht

21 February 2024, 7-9 pm at Framer Framed, Amsterdam. Registration link will follow.

Coming up on 20th of January 2024 and on the 21st of February are the two launch events of Kunstlicht Vol. 44, N. 4: BETWEEN THE STANDING AND THE INCLINED: STRUCTURES SUPPORTING CHANGE. Each event will feature different contributors from the issue.

What is the inclined? Why support structures? And how can these help us speak about change—(because yes, we still want many things around us to be different)?

Support is generally intended as something that holds up or serves as a foundation, provides a basis for the existence or subsistence of someone or something, keeps from yielding, and gives comfort. In this issue, we have used support to speak of all that sustains and thus shapes an art practice, what allows someone to stand as an artist and art professional today in the absence of or despite certain systems, in the cracks of objective material constraints, turning them into opportunities for collective actions and self-empowerment.

Guest-editors of this issue: Maja Bekan and Angela Serino, with contributions by Manuela Zammit and Alina Lupu, Patricia H. McMeans, Eleonore Pano-Zavaroni and Kathrin Wolkowicz, Multiple Choice, Irena Borić, Mari Kalabegashvili, Gunndís Ýr Finnbogadóttir, Yasmine Ostendorf-Rodriguez, Toni Kritzer.

The Casco launch will have presentations by Toni Kritzer and Patricia H. McMeans.

The Framer Framed launch will feature Manuela Zammit and Alina Lupu, Multiple Choice and Kathrin Wolkowicz.

Image from the issue: Maja Bekan and Angela Serino, “Between the Standing and the Inclined”, Visual Dialogue, 2023.