Presentation, Trust me, I’m an Artist
Artists statements and discussion
het Glazen Huis
May 13, 2017, 2 – 4 PM
Before the festive opening of the exhibition an important discussion is organized to understand the legacy of Trust me, I’m an artist. All present artists will make a statement about their artworks in the frame of Trust me, I’m an artist. After this a moderated discussion will take place between the public, the artists, the curators and invited guests about the relationship between society, ethics, arts and the roles of individuals and institutions involved – during the project and beyond.
Minutes of the discussion will be published and are meant to create a new agenda for the possible continuation of the project and to understand the possible new form wherein Trust me, I’m an artist as a collaboration will be sustained.
Bringing ethics closer to the public
In daily life decisions about ethics provoked by technology are taken by experts, far from the general public. Trust me, I’m an artist selects artists that bring these ethics closer to the public through their artistic practice. Doing so these artworks help to create as if it were a commons of techno-ethics.
This exhibition shows the artworks that are the result of a series of performative events that took place between 2015 till 2017. During these events artists proposed and presented an ethically complex artwork to a specially formed ethics committee. While following the rules and procedures typical for the host country, the ethics committee would debate the proposal and come to a decision. During the performance the artist is informed of the ethics committee’s decision and, together with the audience, enters into a discussion about the result
After the presentation is the official opening of Trust me, I’m an Artist