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Book Launch NEVER MIND Richard Deacon SOME TIME

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 17:00 to 20:00 | Middelheim museum Antwerp, Belgium
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2017 refabrication of Never Mind (1993) by Richard Deacon. Copyright and courtesy Richard Deacon – Photo Ian Coomans

This event celebrates the launch of the book on the exhibition SOME TIME by Richard Deacon at the Middelheim museum in Antwerp, Belgium (27.05-24.09.2017). Introduced by Sara Weyns (director Middelheim museum), the event will focus on the very motive for this exhibition: the re-fabrication of the site-specific art work Never Mind (1993) for the Middelheim museum. Gwynne Ryan (chief conservator Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington) will explore key issues on the re-fabrication of contemporary art. The artist, Richard Deacon, will elaborate on replication as a new (or a very old) method for production and the changed concept of authenticity, ranging from Japanese temples to the Sci-fi body Snatchers. Veerle Meul (collections manager Middelheim museum) will moderate this unique conversation about the transition zone between the art-making and the conservation of contemporary art. The launch will be held at 17:00h at the Middelheim museum at Antwerp (in the AVL Franchise Unit). From 15:00h onwards you already have the opportunity to visit the exhibition. Free entrance for both. Richard Deacon : never mind : some time / Baere, De, Bart ; Bastiaens, Caroline ; Esche, Charles ; Kockelbergh, Iris ; Ryan, Gwynne ; Visch, Henk ; Weyns, Sara ; Middelheim museum. - Gent : Uitgeverij Snoeck, 2017. - 128 p. : ill. - 9789081185394