Conceived as a three year programme on visual language, abstraction and the disappearance of the object, It’s moving from I to It adopted fiction as a critical tool.
It has been developed as a nomadic curatorial project intended to explore modes of cultural production and dissemination through a series of different initiatives and collaborations. As such the programme has been articulated into seventeen scenes each one taking the form either of an exhibition, a commissioned text or a public event.
Every event has then folded into the programme as a scene would feed into a script, therefore suggesting a theatrical framework as a possible way to think and articulate a long-term curatorial trajectory. It’s moving from I to It has evolved as a relentless investigation into questions of authorship, language and institutional rhetoric.
How can we relate to the subject as a pulsing unit by exploring its elements of vulnerability and drives, its attitudes and behaviours? The programme digs into the articulation of the subject through habits and routines, its rhythm and the territories of its daily vibrations. As such it privileges an informal and complicit eye onto the temporality of the subject.
The interruption shifts the focus from the parameters of the institution and the artistic realm to the subjective units foregrounding them, therefore addressing their emergence in the first place. The Subject Interrupted not only brings the reality of the artistic practice at the core of FormContent’s research and programming, it sets out to progress through its sphere of intimacy.
The Subject Interrupted manifests itself through three main strands of programming: Behavioural Attitudes, Encounters leaving traces and A foreign romance.
Launching September 2015.
With a curatorial project space in London as its experimental base, FormContent organised more than 35 exhibitions in the UK and abroad. First established on Beck Road, underneath a railway bridge, FormContent ran a programme of site-specific exhibitions and events intended to unravel diverse curatorial approaches and challenge the reciprocal roles of artist and curator. Later, when located in a studio complex on Ridley Road an afro-carribean market in east London, the conditions of the artist studio served as a catalyst to rethink methods for cultural production and mediation. With a strong interest in performances, events, publications and commissions, FormContent tried to unfold and feed curatorial and artistic practices.
At the same time FormContent initiated a strand of off-site programming, comprising a.o. exhibition projects in museums such as at MuZee (Ostend), GAM (Turin), commercial galleries Boltelang Zurich and art fairs like Zoo Art fair.
FormContent is a curatorial initiative founded by Pieternel Vermoortel, Francesco Pedraglio and Caterina Riva in 2007 in London. It was established with the intent of experimenting with exhibition formats and fostering collaborations that challenge artistic and curatorial roles.
FormContent’s practice spans from exhibition making to independent publishing, commissioning new works and production of events and performances. Operating as chameleonic entity, over the years FormContent has been rethinking its own structure from one program to the other and is currently extending its presence from London to Vienna.
We are now working nomadically.
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Bianca Baroni - Curator
Ashlee Conery - Assistant Curator
Francesco Pedraglio - Founder and Associate Curator
Caterina Riva - Founder and Associate Curator
Anca Rujoiu - Curator
Pieternel Vermoortel - Founder and Director
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Also a special thank you to all our past and current partners, collaborators and supporters:
British Arts Council, David Roberts Art Foundation (London), Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Mousse Magazine, Goldsmiths College University of London, Tebeac (Ghent), Tate Modern (London), Eastside Projects (Birmingham), Spike Island (Bristol), If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), CIRCA Projects (Newcastle), Art in General (NY), Beirut (Cairo), Kunsthalle Lissabon (Lisbon), CCA Derry-Londonderry (Derry), GAM (Turin), Elisa Platteau Gallery (Brussels), Hollybush Gardens (London); Brukenthal National Museum; The Contemporary Art Gallery (Sibiu, Romania); Le Salon (Brussels), South London Gallery (London), and many many others!