Four Easy Pieces: No. 3 Don't Ask Me I'm Just an Image-Maker; When I Was Famous; Welcome Outsiders!; Postmodernism Revisited
Casco starts the new cultural season with ‘Four Easy Pieces’. In the month of September the opening will be performed over and over again, as a repetitive motive. One artist, two designers and an artists' group present the ultimate opening, without anything actually being opened. The opening is the project.
Don’t ask me I’m just an image-maker
When I Was Famous
by Renske Gerstel
Saturday 18 September 2004 17.00 – 20.00
In the aftermath of the rise of social critique, the artwork of Renske Gerstel (1980) is a relief. Devoid from any cynicism, Gerstel devotes herself to the art of decoration. In her work fiction and non fiction intermingle in a radical way.
In an attempt to untangle the complex relationship between high and low art, Gerstel will re-establish the opening as a true elitist and intellectual experience.
In a short lecture during the opening Gerstel will talk about her imaginary existence as a famous artist. On request by Casco, Gerstel will share how she has experienced her participation in important exhibitions, such as the Venice Biennial. In doing so she will address some of the questions surrounding ‘the opening’.
In particular during the opening, certain behavioural codes divide the so called ‘insiders’ from ‘outsiders’. This complex code presents an obstruction to the much called for openness of the art world. In response, Renske Gerstel has set up twenty directions for ‘outsiders’ to hold on to.
During the opening, the etiquette will be discussed and the directions will be presented.
The directions will be available in a handy pocket format.
Welcome speech by Lisette Smits.