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Depression: Post-Melancholia, Post-Fluxus, Post-Communist, Post-Capitalist, Post-Digital, Post-Prozac

Publicatie van Kenniscentrum Creating 010
F. Cramer | Boekdeel | Publicatiedatum: 28 juni 2016
"Depression" has two conventional meanings: It can refer to an individual state of mind or to such collective conditions as economic crises. Each yielded their own visual languages and performances in the arts. With today's entrepreneurship of the self, the two states seem to have converged. The fall of the wall, the 1990s dotcom boom and bust, the global financial crisis suggest that cycles of euphoria and depression have become collective and hyper-individualized at the same time. Ultimately, depression concerns notions of past, present and future. 'A Solid Injury to the Knees' comes out of Double Bind (2015-2016), an exhibition in five venues, initiated by Rupert center for art and education, Lithuania and realised in collaboration with The Academy of Fine Art at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway and The Living Art Museum, Iceland, curated by Maya Tounta and Justė Jonutytė. Double Bind was an exploration of depression featuring commissioned works by Valentina Desideri & Denise Ferreira da Silva, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir, Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen, Lina Lapelytė, Viktorija Rybakova and Augustas Serapinas. It was accompanied by a lecture series with the contributors of the book. This book forms part of the project Interdisciplinary Art Project: Politics of Emotion: Art in the Expanded Sphere in collaboration with Rupert, Lithuania, The Living Art Museum, Iceland, and Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway. It is produced under the Programme LT07, the EEA Financial Mechanism and Lithuanian Republic.

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