The gallery is pleased to announce that Nicolas Grenier is a fellow and part of the international artist residency at ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics. While he is there he will be working on a project based on a system allowing a paradigm shift toward a post-capitalist economic culture. At this stage he is working with a programmer to build a non-monetary exchange mechanisms, while also designing the architecture for a common pool of resources that could be shared between people in a small group, a neighborhood or a city.
The artist collective KUNSTrePUBLIK has been working in public space for over ten years. In their practice, they examine the potentials and boundaries of art as a means of communication and representation of various interests in public space. KUNSTrePUBLIK’s work departs from the spatial and social situation at hand, and creates intersections between artistic, architectural, spatial-theoretical and political discourses.
Residency fellows each organize their own time and work but also participate in our collaborative framework. They are invited to outline their project and practices for a select audience at ZK/U’s weekly dinner and/or during the monthly studio visits of professionals and associates from our international network (research scholars, curators, local historians, practicing artists, university lecturers, political activists, etc.). If they wish, fellows can also share their work with a broader audience during our bi-monthly open studio format, OPENHAUS, and/or by proposing their own public events and projects.