Artists: Gil & Moti, Yossi and Itamar, Teresa Margolles, Coco Fusco, Watts House Project, Parfyme, Ghana Think Tank, Reactor
Curator: Chen Tamir
Double Take Triple Give looks at projects that belong to the general school of Social Practice. Artists working socially share a desire to make art beyond the gallery, to facilitate collective exchange, to realize an approach to creativity past individual authorship, and to avoid capitalism’s grip on art.
Over the past few decades certain artists have engaged the process of generating culture directly, communicating to a public not via an image or object, but through an experience they create. The exhibition Double Take Triple Give is an experimental investigation of the conditions under which we receive these new modes of socially based art. Each of the projects on show pushes the boundaries of social interaction – some focus on civic engagement and public service while others look at role-play or attacks on the individual through quasi-violent interventions.
Each of the works, which are projected onto large screens surrounding the museum’s second floor, is paired with a “talk-back station” at the first floor. At each of these visitors are invited to respond to the corresponding work. The accumulated responses make up a parallel work itself. This experimental curatorial set-up intends a double function: it links the works back to the social sphere, challenging the hermetic nature of the art gallery, and it also supplements the artists their authorship by letting others speak for the work.