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“In its 18-month Play Van Abbe programme, the Van Abbemuseum embarked on an exploration into what the museum of the 21st century might be. During this time, the Van Abbemuseum aimed to destabilise the idea of a ‘permanent collection’, activating its dynamism via a series of interruptions, outside interpretations and inside re-presentations.
The Copyist – a title referring to both the act of transcribing certain events in real time but also the duplication of already published material – mimics the outside/inside tension of the Play programme. Using a dual structure of core and wrapper, the journal invited curators, artists, activists, researchers and writers to contribute a constellation of ideas at the core of Play Van Abbe.”
“The Exorcist zooms in on the issue of ‘negotiation’. Today we seem caught in more, geographically and technologically complex forms of negotiation. Next to this there seems an almost unprecedented faith in the virtue of inclusion and communication. The magazine opens with texts reflecting on the ‘failed’ experiment ‘Backbench’, part of the last edition of Manifesta. Furthermore texts of and interviews with Dorothea Seebode (Philips Research), Markus Miessen, Simon Marschall and Chora Architects, offer a rich panorama of thoughts that deal with issues from production to politics and technology, to the use of maps in process of negotiation.”
Edited by Diana Franssen (1), Annie Fletcher, Metahaven, Clare Butcher, Steven ten Thije, and Christiane Berndes
Publisher Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2010-2011
ISSN 2210-2604 (1), 2211-7679 (2)
47 pages each