Kris Van Dessel, Tom Van Malderen


Good Conditions is the new duo exhibition by Kris Van Dessel and Tom Van Malderen. The exhibition opens the 2019-2020 season at DMW Art Space on 29 August 2019.

In Good Conditons, Kris Van Dessel and Tom Van Malderen build upon their previous collaboration Conditions and Opportunities at DMW Art Space in 2017. Together with curator Tram Scawped, the artists continue their quest into the protocols of exhibiting and the mechanism of the contemporary art economy in general. Their previous collaboration at DMW investigated the conditions and opportunities of the ‘art space’ by means of a series of minimal in situ interventions, ranging from subtle modifications of lighting and heating elements to enquiries into the appropriate shade of white for the walls of a white cube. Following up on this expo, Good Conditions will explore the application and potential of autonomous artworks as components of a dense art-fair-look-alike constellation. As part of this enquiry, all prices of the works on display will be fixed in accordance with the inscrutable laws of the art economy and arranged in an easy-reference component list with accompanying article numbers.

Good Conditions runs from 29 August until 12 October at DMW Art Space, Koolstraat 15, 2140 Antwerpen. DMW Art Space is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 2-6 PM.n

Artists: Kris Van Dessel, Tom Van Malderen