Museum of Arte Útil

7.12.2013 – 30.03.2014 /
Van Abbemuseum. Bilderdijklaan 10, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Opening

. Access PROGRAM

. Access CHARLES ESCHE, TOM FINKELPEARL AND TANIA BRUGUERA’S INAUGURAL SPEECH

. Access ARTE ÚTIL ASSOCIATION

. Access INTRODUCTION ON USEFUL ART

. Access REFLEXIONS ON ARTE ÚTIL

The Museum of Arte Útil is a collaboration between the artist Tania Bruguera, the Queens Museum of Art, New York and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. The Museum of Arte Útil is the result of Tania Bruguera’s decade of research into a concept that emphasizes effectiveness and implementation over representation, looking at historical and contemporary examples of alternative strands in socially informed art practice.

“Útil” as a term refers to something being useful. But it goes further than the English translation, encompassing the idea of a tool or device. Bruguera states that “Arte Útil” moves beyond a propositional format, into one that actively creates, develops and implements new functionalities to benefit society at large.”

The project will comprise research, an online platform, an association of Arte Útil practitioners, a series of public projects, a lab presentation at the Queens Museum of Art beginning in February 2013, culminating in the transformation of the old building of the Van Abbemuseum into the Museum of Arte Útil in the Fall of 2013 and a publication.

* The Human Hotel will be working to give accommodation during the 4 months of the Arte Útil show at Van Abbemuseum.

For reservations please contact:

. humanhotel@wooloo.org

Note:

. Students and people taking workshops have priority 

. Maximum of 3 days 

. There is a limited capacity

. Cases will be considered in need basis

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