#ULTRACONTEMPORARY @ Art Africa Fair
A pulsing and changing exhibition alive and in the NOW
A #ULTRACONTEMPORARY art platform is being activated by artist Thierry Geoffroy/ COLONEL at Art Africa Fair in the period from February 24th to March 5th, 2017. Every day at 2 pm there is a change of exhibition and a possibility to meet.
On #ULTRACONTEMPORARY platforms, the artworks are exhibited the same day as they are produced and furthermore most of them are dealing with topics related to emergencies of today. In other words, #ULTRACONTEMPORARY is a unique platform where artists can express in and about the NOW.
#ULTRACONTEMPORARY is a new culture for production and exhibition of art based on the NOW as a moment of an encounter; To create a rendez-vous means to share same place, same time and eventually common worries.
Apart from seeing the artworks, the viewer will, every day at 2 pm be able to experience the change of the exhibition followed by the daily debate between the artist and the audience. This agora-like meeting is an exceptional possibility for exchange of opinions and ideas around exhibited artworks. Since the artworks are changing daily, the visitors are encouraged to come back several times during Art Africa Fair and follow the development of the exhibition.
In the ongoing transformation and renewal of the #ULTRACONTEMPORARY exhibition the main engine is the artistic capacity to express with awareness, with energy and in closest possible proximity to the NOW. Working fast is though not only connected to speed but to a well-trained sense of timing.
#ULTRACONTEMPORARY platform is following the same principle and the spirit of EMERGENCY ROOM, one of the art formats developed by Thierry Geoffroy/ COLONEL, that has been activated around the world in 10 countries including MOMA/ PS1. For more info: www.emergencyrooms.org
In 2016 #ULTRACONTEMPORARY has been successfully activated in MOAD- Museum of African Design in Johannesburg with a group of South African and Danish artists.
Thierry Geoffroy/COLONEL is together with curator Tijana Miskovic organizing a first ULTRACONTEMPORARY biennale, to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark in the Autumn 2017.
For more information about the art formats, the exhibition in Cape Town or to learn more about possibilities for collaborations, please contact the format artist Thierry Geoffroy/ COLONEL or curator Tijana Miskovic.
With support from: Danish Arts Foundation and in collaboration with Art Africa Fair