Models for a Provotarian City
An installation by Experimental Jetset
at Galerie für Zeitgenössiche Kunst Leipzig
March 18 – May 22, 2016
March 18, 19:00 hours
Image: initial sketches and early models for Provo Station, 2016
Provo Station is an installation exploring the relationship between the Provo movement (1965–1967), the city, and printed matter.
Following two earlier exhibitions by Experimental Jetset on the subject of Provo (2011's Two or Three Things I Know About Provo at W139 Amsterdam, and 2012's Two Or Three Things / The Brno Edition at the Moravian Gallery), Provo Station will offer a very subjective and personal interpretation of Provo. Through the use of texts, collages, and scale models, Experimental Jetset will try to trace some of the ways in which Provo managed to use the city as a machine for communication (and discommunication).
The exhibition will run from March 18 until May 22, 2016, at Galerie für Zeitgenössiche Kunst Leipzig. An opening reception will take place on March 18, around 19:00 hours.
A day later (on March 19), Experimental Jetset will give a lecture (unrelated to the exhibition) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, as part of the It's a Book Independent Book Fair.
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Some recent installation views: