Exhibition

12-17 April 2010

expo zéro

On Friday and Saturday, 16–17 April 2010, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst presents the public days of expo zéro, a project by Musée de la danse/Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, Rennes. The public days take place at BAK from 12.00–18.00 hrs.

expo zéro is a project developed by Boris Charmatz, director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, which he renamed Musée de la danse [Museum of Dance]. The edition of expo zéro in Utrecht is initiated by Boris Charmatz, Cosmin Costinas, Martina Hochmuth, and Bettina Masuch, co-curated by Cosmin Costinas and Martina Hochmuth, and produced by BAK together with Springdance, Utrecht.

expo zéro is an exhibition without objects; it is set into being by a group of people, with their memories, their actions, the fruits of their collaborations, and interactions. A group of ten people, which includes choreographers, dancers, visual artists, philosophers, theorists, and architects, spend four days at BAK working together as a kind of think tank. Over this period, the participants reflect on the issues raised by the conceptual framework of a “museum of dance” from the perspective of their own disciplines, and try to jointly conceive a staging of the exhibition taking place in the final two days of the project.

Participants expo zéro Utrecht
Boris Charmatz, initiator expo zéro
Heman Chong, artist and curator
Cosmin Costinaş, curator BAK
deufert&plischke, artists
Nikolaus Hirsch, architect
Sung Hwan Kim, artist
Boyan Manchev, philosopher
Valda Setterfield, dancer and actress
Sigal Zouk Harder, dancer

Tim Etchells, artist and writer, contributed to the newsletter of expo zéro with the project Photomusée de la danse.

Publications

Newsletter
Musée de la danse, expo zéro

Exhibition text
Musée de la danse, expo zéro
by Cosmin Costinas

Essay
Excerpt from the Manifesto for the National Choreographic Centre
by Boris Charmatz

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