an exhibition by Societe Realiste,
at Ze dos Bois, Lisbon.
23rd June =96 22nd September 2007
Opening: Friday, 22 June, 22 h
Societe Realiste's Transitioners is a trend design agency specialized in political transitions. Transposing the principles of prospective design, generally used by "fashion trend agencies", to the field of politics, Societe Realiste questions the revolution (transition?) as a central category for the contemporary western society. Transitioners surveys the mutations of the revolution as a form. How a "democratic transition" can be produced? What is the role of design in the permanent conversion of politics into mythology? How the effect of an event on people can be transformed into a controlled affect?
The project was conceived has a series of exhibitions, already presented this year at Kunstpavillon (Innsbruck), at MKTTK for the 2nd Moscow Bienale and at Mains d'Oeuvres (Paris). In 2006, the project had been launched at Trafo Galeria, Budapest.
Societe Realiste is an artistic cooperative created by Ferenc Grof and Jean-Baptiste Naudy in June 2004. They work and live in Paris.
ZDB is an independent structure created in 1994, which occupies a unique place in what concerns production and promotion of up and coming contemporary art in Portugal.
Further information: http://www.societerealiste.net
Rua da Barroca, 59
+35 213430205 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.zedosbois.org
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