The walls, round and with angles at different degrees, constitute a space that eludes the notion of center, underlining the idea of search, evoked in the title, as an integral part of the exhibition experience. 

The Search For The Spirit

2009
Exhibition design
Curated by Grant Watson
in collaboration with Luis Jacob, Pádraic E Moore, Fern Bayer
M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
Photo: Christine Clinckx

 The walls, round and with angles at different degrees, constitute a space that eludes the notion of center, underlining the idea of search, evoked in the title, as an integral part of the exhibition experience. 

The walls, round and with angles at different degrees, constitute a space that eludes the notion of center, underlining the idea of search, evoked in the title, as an integral part of the exhibition experience. 

 The title The Search for the Spirit comes from an exhibition by the artist group  General Idea , which took place at the Galerie Gaetan in Geneva in 1976, and featured thirty six ‘show cards’ in a serial format of image, text and rubber stamp on identical mounts. These cards set out a topology of ideas and functioned as the conceptual frame for General Idea’s output during the 1970s.

The title The Search for the Spirit comes from an exhibition by the artist group General Idea, which took place at the Galerie Gaetan in Geneva in 1976, and featured thirty six ‘show cards’ in a serial format of image, text and rubber stamp on identical mounts. These cards set out a topology of ideas and functioned as the conceptual frame for General Idea’s output during the 1970s.

 The exhibition could also be viewed from the balconies, giving a different perspective both on the exhibition, its construction, and the architecture of the space, a theatre hall in an early 20th Century Catholic boys school.

The exhibition could also be viewed from the balconies, giving a different perspective both on the exhibition, its construction, and the architecture of the space, a theatre hall in an early 20th Century Catholic boys school.

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