Mousse 66: Out Now
It’s Sunday morning as I sit at my working desk with a coffee-stained bunch of stapled papers on my lap. The densely typed handout is the script of I don’t want to live, I don’t want to die, an exhibition in five acts by the Copenhagen-based artist collective YEARS.
Rows of ceiling-high wooden structures run along Fondazione Merz’s inner perimeters. Those precarious load-bearing axes reconstruct proportions and volumes of the former Runik House of Culture building, in Kosovo.
In fall 2018, artist David Horvitz and writer Yann Chateigné wrote letters to each other. Starting from a simple protocol based on the idea of having an epistolary exchange about the concept of correspondence itself, the conversation rapidly opened up to wider questionings. The letters published here evoke works as attempts of emancipation from standardized time, matters of absence and connectivity, communication and communion, as well as exhibitions as vegetal compositions and as discrete forms of communality.
Between 2015 and 2016, Rosie Hastings and Hannah Quinlan traveled the UK while making UK Gay Bar Directory (UKGBD) (2015–16), a video archive of LGBTQ social spaces. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2007-2008, the Conservative government’s rollout of fiscal austerity had contributed to the closure of nightlife venues across the country.