Spiral Hotspot. Daydreaming subverts the world.

Daydreaming subverts the world. Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, Netherlands.
08 Sep — 05 Nov 2017

The Situationists formed an international artistic and political movement in 1957. The Internazionale Situazionista was founded in 1957 in Cosio di Arroscia (Italy), and remained during the Paris student revival of 1968. Situationists sought to achieve a state of continuous social revolution. Their intention was to do that by creating mass-consuming, disruptive situations, so-called happenings. The Situationists had a strong influence on the later English punk-movement.

What is the influence of the Situationists on the current generation of artists? Are the strategies used by the Situationists still usefull? Are they still understood, in a world that looks totally different from the 50's and 60's? The artists we have requested for this project are interested in public space, social processes and in disorganization. Their practice is related in a variety of ways to those of the Situationists. The artists create new work especially for this exhibition.

Jeroen Jongeleen - Lukas Simonis & Cor Gout - Kristina Borg - Bureau for the Investigation of Contemporary Anxiety - Bogdan Andrei Bordeianu - Michael Holly - Mario Santamaria - Anna Mikhailova.