Kunst in/als vraag : Negatie-integratie van Dada tot heden in België.
296 x 210 mm
183pp., paperback, printed in black and red.
Note Catalogue of a large exhibition focusing on the critical tendencies in Belgian art since Dada. Curated by director Willy Van den Bussche (Ypres being a temporary location of the museum before Ostend), with Flor Bex and Jean Dypréau as extra members of the selection committee. Jean Schwind was represented with seven works. His contribution to the catalogue consists of the manuscript Letter to a conservator in mourning and a photograph of Plagiat (1973, CR 7303).
The Schwind Foundation is given new life in 2014 on the occasion of the Jean Schwind retrospective in the S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst) in Ghent.
Jean Schwind (1935-1985), the first and only Belgian appropriation artist of note, in 1972 expanded his Collection Schwind to the status of a Foundation. In the Schwind Foundation he brought together his already realized as well as prospective appropriations in a way that was closely allied to conceptual art, and including a grand Plan. When, in 1976, Schwind took leave of art with a fictional death announcement, it also brought an end to the activities of the Foundation.
The new Schwind Foundation takes it upon itself the task of making the oeuvre of Jean Schwind accessible to the widest possible public. Not so simple a mission, when one considers that the artist had destroyed many of his works once they had served their initial purpose as disruptive interventions in the world of art. Nonetheless, the intention is to eventually assemble and make available a catalogue raisonné of this artist's works.
The Schwind Foundation is happy to lend its cooperation to exhibitions and publications that draw attention to the very particular role played by Jean Schwind in the art world of the 1970s.