The Responsive Subject
18 December, 2010 — 27 March, 2011
Mu.Zee, Ostend, Belgium
With João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Ian Kiaer, Guy Mees, Gyan Panchal
Curated by FormContent
With The Responsive Subject we would like to question the existence of a parallel relationship between our wandering through Guy Mees’ oeuvre and the hidden corners of Gyan Panchal, Ian Kiaer and João Gusmão & Pedro Paiva’s researches on the complex and mysterious nature of representation. We would like to draw an imaginary line between Mees’ analysis of the sculptural and pictorial surface as ‘peculiar and yet lived space’, and the layered experimentation on found materials, alternative takes on display and influence of hermeticism developed by the three artists through their formally related and yet conceptually independent practices.
The Responsive Subject - publication
Edited by FormContent
Designed by Sara de Bondt
Published by Mu.Zee, Ostend
With contributions by Guy Mees, Andrea Büttner, Michael Dean, Beatrice Gibson & Will Holder, Gyan Panchal, Ian Kiaer, João Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Andrew Renton, Nick Thurston, Nanni Balestrini, Ruth Höflich, Bridget Penney, Tom Benson, Simone Menegoi, Philomene Pirecki and Shaan Syed
FormContent decided to edit the book as a reader, inviting different contributors and asking them to look back at their own practice through a free respond to Mees’ work.