In 2014 – 2015, A.VE.NU.DE.JET.TE – INSTITUT DE CARTON vzw will organise an exhibition solely about and with TITLES of artworks. For the occasion A.VE.NU.DE.JET.TE – INSTITUT DE CARTON vzw will set itself aside so as to allow the projected BUREAU DE TITRES to take care of the show.
BUREAU DE TITRES will be founded to organise an administrative rather than an artistic exhibition. It is the ambition to disconnect the work of art from the accompanying title and to set up an administration whose unique activity consists of the collection, categorisation and storage of artwork titles.
It is not an artistic research. BUREAU DE TITRES is more a bureaucracy that focuses specifically on the phenomenon of artwork titles.
With a temporary desk at Art Brussels 2013, BUREAU DE TITRES will be first brought to life to start its core business: the collection of artwork titles. To that effect BUREAU DE TITRES will hand out forms that visitors can fill out to contribute to the collection of titles. In return each participant will receive a voucher for a visit to the “Mater, Deraedt & Fliervoet” exhibition in A.VE.NU.DE.JET.TE - INSTITUT DE CARTON vzw.
BUREAU DE TITRES will subsequently process the forms collected at the art fair to integrate the titles in the titles-exhibition planned in 2014 – 2015.
“The title of a painting is one of the colours on the palette of the artist”, Marcel Duchamp is claimed to have said.
The motto of BUREAU DE TITRES would rather be: “The title of an artwork is a linguistic expression that either fits the artwork as a glove or throws a monkey wrench into the machinery”.
Photo impressions Bureau de Titres @ Art Brussels, April 17 - 21 2013, Hall 3 Heizel Brussels.
|256 titles collected at Art Brussels