Kris Van Dessel invites Tom Van Malderen
29.08-12.10.2019 at DMW Gallery
In ‘Good Conditions’, Kris Van Dessel and Tom Van Malderen build upon their previous collaboration ‘Conditions and Opportunities’ in 2017. Together with guest 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.