Edited in conversation with Krist Gruijthuijsen, the director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, to accompany the exhibitions ‘David Wojnarowicz Photography & Film 1978–1992’, ‘Reza Abdoh’, and ‘TIES, TALES AND TRACES: Dedicated to Frank Wagner, Independent Curator (1958–2016)’.
Value is an expression of belief: if we believe that such and such a company, or bank, possesses the assets it purports to possess, then, in effect, those assets exist. The moment we stop believing, the value of the company or bank collapses, and the assets in question cease to exist.A credit crunch is what happens when people suddenly stop believing in the financial system – or when we start to wonder why we believe what we are seeing on stage. Symposium Notes
Chelsea programme notes:In a world consumed by identity crises and at the same time dominated by advertising, how might a humble being begin to claim back space?Director Richard Maxwell: “ADS captures and refines questions I have been thinking about for a long time. What is presence? What does absence provide? What is it about performance that I like? What is it about people that I like? ” ADS offers participants an opportunity to publicly state their beliefs with one stipulation: Be sincere.”Boundary-pushing…suggests…you can create humane, affecting works of theater without the literal presence of human beings.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York TimesConceived and directed by Richard Maxwell for New York City Players