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Care of the Self

Eggebert, Anne and Rink, Almut, Carola Platzek, Almut Rink (2017) Care of the Self. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Eggebert, Anne and Rink, Almut
Group or Collective Creators: Carola Platzek, Almut Rink

Care of the Self is an international exhibition of artworks by artists from Austria, Japan, and the UK, co-curated by Anne Eggebert and Almut Rink. The exhibition is part of wider arts based research project, Orientation as Gardening, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, by Carola Platzek, writer theorist, and Almut Rink, artist.

Care of the Self asks how subjectivity imprints itself / is imprinted on narratives, but also how a decisive subjectivisation itself can shape narratives. It is primarily the investigation of self-cultivation techniques and practices: saved in the form of knowledge acquisition which is more than just theory and insight, namely incorporating self-examination, experience, and application.

The idea stems from the classical Greek and partially Roman concept of the “Care for the Self” - a daily ethical practice that tackled the knowledge of and the continuous inspection of the self, and employed to enhance the quality of a community. The exhibition can be read just as well as a kind of garden, which in itself functions formatively, allowing parts of its arrangement to appear compositionally, as individual elements mirror the striving to read underlying circumstances anew.

Other Contributors:
ArtistBannerman, Margot
ArtistCain, Ben
ArtistCole, Sarah
ArtistDettwiler, Regula
ArtistEbata, Kyoto
ArtistEggebert, Anne
ArtistGould, Polly
ArtistRink, Almut
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 6 September 2017
Funders: Austrian Science Fund (FWF/PEEK AR325), Academy of Fine Art Vienna, Erasmus, Central Sain Martins
Related Websites: http://www.orientationasgardening.net/home.php
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Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Korea House of Culture Arbeiterstrandbadstrasse 122 1200 Vienna, Austria6 September 2017September 2017
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 14:31
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 14:31
Item ID: 10966
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/10966

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