mercredi 21 avril 2010
Here are a some pictures of a project of the very interesting french artists collectiv called Survival Group. This project "Anti-sites" is focused on street and public area details that are created in order to avoid any kind of sitting, resting or sleeping possibilities, they made a photographic inventory of this kinds of hostile public spaces and even build one sample as a manifesto (Esthétique assedic) for the french social welfare .
Here is a text about the project Estetic assedic project:
OPENING OF THE 1% ARTISTIC OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE OF THE 20 th DISTRICT OF PARIS
Having maintained for many years a close relationship with the Social Welfare : monthly correspondence, miscellaneous interviews...and while that time seems gone, members of the Survival Group did not lose their sharpness for analysis of the differents social contexts, marked today by the spectrum of the sinking and precariousness, have not forgotten either, the conscientious sponsorship played by assedic when their activities were only squander, say the critics, grant from the wages which do not so much asking.
In a spirit of loyalty, own to the ethic of survival group that its members -former recipients, new providers- have today, the honor to invite you at the opening of the 1% artistic of the assedic (enumployment structure) of the 20 th district of Paris
More on their website : here
French speaker can also read an article of Cedric Schônwald and Survival Group's text in the french magazine "Art 21,printemps 2010 #26 ".