10/11/2023 • 27/01/2024
The Promise of Ruin(s), Chapter Six - Denicolai & Provoost and Sean Charlton White
General Morphology of Urbanism
The sixth chapter of ‘The Promise of Ruin(s)’ turns to the conceptual remains of the Nature/Culture divide, which became, since the Enlightenment, the dominant framework for understanding our relationship with the environment, justifying its commercialization, and defending a historicity focused on the development of human civilization and its hub: the city. Through works that challenge the conventions of genres typically associated with faithful representations of reality, these artists transform urban areas shaped by neoliberal structures—where such contradictions manifest most intensely—into sites of inquiry.
About The Balcony
The Balcony is an exhibition and curatorial platform based in The Hague, founded in 2018 by Arthur Cordier & Valentino Russo. The Balcony curates exhibitions supporting the presentation of upcoming practices with a focus on alternative formats of display, keen on collaborations and often unconventional locations. Starting 2023 The Balcony is initiated by Arthur Cordier (BE), Valentino Russo (IT), Abril Cisneros (ES/MX), Mari Kolcheva (BG) and Ariane Toussaint (FR/ES).
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