Bailey, Rowan (2010) Lost in Transition - Exhibition by the art collective Fictional Museum. [Show/Exhibition]

Jacques Rancière writes in the Le spectateur émancipé, ‘the relation between art and poltics is not a passage from fiction to reality, but a relation between two ways of making fiction’. [1]

In this first project by Fictional Museum the artists create an installation of suitcases in the CAB atrium in response to reading Bourriaud's 'Precarious Constructions'.(2) The installation responds to issues of meaning, movement, transition and instability. Bourriaud claims the conceptual and material precariousness of art should be associated with a new ethical and aesthetic value. The ‘real’ of contemporary art is situated in its ability to speak of difference; Bourriaud states the lack of a homogenized reality represents a fundamental instability in the world that also reflects a general state of aesthetics.

Fictional Museum is a 'fluid artist collective', composed of postgraduate students, academics and AA2A. Fictional Museum meet regularly to discuss art and research, please contact the School Research Office for more details.

CAB Atrium

Private View Friday 2nd July 5.30pm

Monday 5th July to Thursday 8th July 10am to 5.00pm

Tuesday 6th July 'Breakfast Viewing' 9.15am (coffee + croissant)


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