A MANIFESTO: 100 BASIC IDEAS ABOUT ART AND PHILOSOPHY
One of the main ways art manifests itself is by questioning itself and society!
CASSTL would therefore like to invite you to come and experience the exhibition A MANIFESTO: 100 BASIC IDEAS ABOUT ART AND PHILOSOPHY by Wouter Van Loo. The artist made 100 text collages that are reminiscent of the punk period in terms of style and cause because they are conceived and executed in response to the Flemish cultural policy which is characterized by austerity measures.
The collages mainly want to emphasize the critical potential of art and argue that art only has an essential relationship to society. The artist hence wants to create a broader understanding of art and criticism because they are democratic means to realize a dignified and just development of the individual and society.
By creating an understanding for artistic freedom, thinking, and acting differently, the artist hopes to contribute to a society where we communicate with each other to do the right thing “together”. The propositions of the collages therefore do not want to be one-sided statements but must serve to stimulate and frame an open dialogue.