April 11  - 25, 2019

Teheran - Chambers d’amis
Exhibiting in friends' homes


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In 1986 jan Hoet, director the the art museum in Gent curated a show with over 50 (mostly male) well known artists throughout the city of Gent in 58 private residencies of mostly collectors with the telling name chambers d’amis that translates as a friends’room, This was a novum because unlike the 1970s famous APTART exhibitions that took place for reasons of censorship and political repression in Soviet time Moscow, Gent had no ideological problems with art. the city filled with Museums and cultural institutions open to contemporary art also had no logistical problems for the many celebrity artists it showed including Bruce Nauman. ,Laurende Wiener, Paul Thek , Mario Merz, Dan Grsham and many more.

For a next installment of my strange teaching projects afteR Mexico City, I propose TEHERAN - Chambers d’amis / Exhibiting in friends homes with students from various friends’ art students from various art academies and those who study with me. ( NOTICE - the historical dates Mexico CitY 1968 and Teheran 1979 concerning STUDENtS AND THE MAKING OF HISTORY)

This chambres d’amis concept speaks of friendship and thus will also be our artistic goal - to connect with local people, independent of art related or not. .The task of everybody participating will consist in ot only making a new work during our two weeks stay but also to find a host to exhibit this work.. -- hence our time will be spent visiting local people"s apartment and the art in it.

(THIS IS A SMALLSUM UP TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE ... - updates will follow and a publication will follow


“Chambres d’amis”
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, but hosted in 58 private houses in Ghent
21th June – 21th September, 1986
Curator: Jan Hoet

Artists: Carla Accardi, Christian Boltanski, Raf Buedts, Daniel Buren, Michael Buthe, Jacques Charlier, Nicola de Maria, Luciano Fabro, Günther Förg, Jef Geys, Dan Graham, Milan Grygar, François Hers, Kazuo Katase, Niek Kemps, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, Bertrand Lavier, Sol Lewitt, Danny Matthys, Gerhard Merz, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Helmut Middendorf, Juan Muñoz, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Bruce Nauman, Maria Nordman, Oswald Oberhuber, Heike Pallanca, Panamarenko, Giulio Paolini, Royden Rabinowitch, Norbert Radermacher, Roger Raveel, Wolfgang Robbe, Claude Rutault, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Remo Salvadori, Rob Scholte, Ettore Spalletti, Paul Thek, Niele Toroni, Charles Vandenhove, Philip Van Isacker, Jan Vercruysse, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Martin Walde, Lawrence Weiner, Robin Winters, Gilberto Zorio.