Americans love destruction…

A Prior #13Americans love destruction…


Americans love destruction. Since September 11, 2001, it has become ever more apparent that things that fall present unrivaled opportunities for emotional manipulation, economic profit, and political gain. [Joe Scanlan]

APM#13 is devoted to the layered and highly critical work of the North American artist Joe Scanlan (1976), who’s interests focus on the political and economical mechanisms in art, and art business. Phillip Van Den Bossche, Dieter Roelstraete and Raimundas Malasauskas share their vision of Scanlan’s practice. The status of the artist in a political-economical context raises questions as to identity related to a practice which (also) consists of collaborations – such as for example between Joe Scanlan and Donelle Woolford, and the other artists featured in this issue: Paulina Olowska and Lucy McKenzie and the multi-faceted practice of Belgian artist Koenraad Dedobbeleer.
VISIONS elaborates the abovementioned thematic line: Rudi Laermans spoke with theoretician and activist Brian Holmes; Aneta Szylak met Beatrice Josse director of FRAC Lorraine, and Thomas Wulffen reports on the Mousetrap Conference at Wyspa in Gdansk. Jon Ippolito ponders the “survival of new media” on its own political and economic terms.

APM#13 is also the carrier of the first edition of UP, a fanzine published by Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Kris Kimpe.

A Prior Magazine #13 will be presented to the audience on:

• Sunday 22 october 2006 at 2pm at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven
In the Your-Space room of the exhibition ‘Academy’. Round table discussion Comment être Plusieurs quand on est singulier- with Joe Scanlan, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Rudi Laermans, Dieter Roelstraete and Wim de Temmerman, moderator: Phillip Van Den Bossche. [discussion in english]

• Saturday 28 october 2006 at 6pm at the University College Ghent / KASK
On the occasion of Koenraad Dedobbeleers’ solo show at [Pasteurlaan 2, Ghent] http://www.kask.be

APM#13 will be in museum and specialised art bookstores from October 30th 2006.