Pense-Bête II


Pense-Bête II
Object: As an act

Raphael Langmair
To Whom It May Concern

Reflected upon by Elise van Mourik, who presents the intervention ‘Two-Step’ on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March 2016 within the context of Raphael Langmair’s exhibition and Marcel Broodthaers’ Le Pense-Bête. The photo gallery is available here.

Essay by Maxine Kopsa. Read it here: ENNL

Opening: Saturday 12 March 2016, 20 – 24 hrs

Finissage: Sunday 10 April 2016, 16-18 hrs
with the event ‘The Spinning Servant’
Raphael Langmair and Chris van der Kaap

13 March – 10 April 2016
(Thu-Sun, 14-18 hrs)

In 2016 P/////AKT is focusing on the conceptual legacy of Marcel Broodthaers’ 1964 work Le Pense-Bête and its relevance in current discourse. P/////AKT will outline six aspects of Le Pense-Bête, each of which comprises a solo exhibition, a public event, and an essay. The second aspect deals with transition, gesture and authenticity. The act of rendering his collected poems illegible by casting them in plaster is exemplary for the transitory qualities of Broodthaers’ artistic practise.

The exhibition text is available here.