[artinfo] Archiving disappearance, symposium Nr.1: The introduction

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A public symposium organised by Krist 
Gruijthuijsen, with guest speakers Bik van der 
Pol, Brian Holmes, Alexander Koch, Anders 
Kreuger, Raimundas Malasauskas, Bob Nickas, Seth 

When, as an artist, you arenít successful at the 
beginning of your artistic career, the shift from 
living and working as a practicing to a 
non-practicing artist is easily made. So easy, 
that it takes some time to realize that this step 
has been taken. But what if your position in the 
artistic field is accomplished, youíre a 
successful artist and you decide to stop 
producing work? Is this to be seen as the end of 
oneís career, or as a statement towards the art 
world? Is it not possible to blur from one 
profession to another and for others to accept 
this decision as private rather than as a 
considered statement? Does the impossibility of 
stepping outí without the art world examining 
oneís reasons, implicate a radical fusion of art 
and life?

When we talk about successful artists who made 
the decision to stop producing work, we also 
refer to them as having stepped outí of art. In 
the project Archiving Disappearance, this 
phenomenon is investigated.

The first symposium will take place on the 28th 
and 29th April 06, in the gallery of Platform. 
Those invited to participate in the project have 
already been dealing with this subject in various 
ways and will introduce their research during the 
event. The complete project will comprise an 
archive, two symposia and a publication. Krist 
Gruijthuijsen was a guest of the Istanbul 
Residency Programme at Platform Garanti from 
October 05 Ė March 06 with the support of the 
FONDS BKVB, the Netherlands.

Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center
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