Launch of Coming Soon N°5

3 May 2013, 18:00 - 20:00

  • Becca Albee
  • Heather Bursch
  • Youmna Chlala
  • Kajsa Dahlberg
  • Abbey Dubin
  • Katarina Elvén
  • Ulrika Gomm
  • Maj Hasager
  • Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens
  • Candice Lin
  • Amy Novak
  • Cecilia Nygren
  • Jenny Perlin
  • Casey Wei
  • Stina Wirfelt
  • Ala Younis

Guest Editor Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen

Fanzine Coming Soon N°5 launches on May 3, 2013, with the founders of the publication, Emma Perrochon and Frédéric Sanchez, the guest editor, Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen, and with the participating artists. The culled contributions are newly produced for this special edition.

What is public space? How can we define its limit and possibilities to create an artwork in which meaning is generated without being solely a space acting like a roofless gallery? Contrarily, the galleries and museums spaces are define by a set of codes, an agreement that the viewer signs by entering it with the knowledge that art will be encountered. What is there to be said about the street then, where everybody is only a passerby?

Invited in residence in Vienna in 2010 for conceiving a public art work, artists Emma Perrochon and Frédéric Sanchez were invited to reflect on the necessity of artistic interventions in public space. They preferred to collect proposals for fictional public artwork, which gave birth to the fanzine Coming Soon. This publication acts as a tool for dissemination; a moving object that contains the idea of a shared public space, in which the location is circulating between the readers' hands rather than the flâneur encountering the actual physical space.

Initiated during the Gazebo Residency in Vienna, Coming Soon has then been presented at Où, lieu d'exposition pour l'art actuel in Marseille, it has then taken the shape of a student workshop led by artist Donatella Bernardi at The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. This time, the project will take place in Montreal under the supervision of the artist Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen. Questions around the circulation of digital images documenting a public space are raised in the most recent edition of this publication.

The thirty six page fanzine in color, edition of one hundred and numbered, will be available for $10.


3 May 2013, 18:00 - 20:00