Fragments of a Conversation with a Counterfeiter

The project Fragments of a Conversation with a Counterfeiter by Diego Tonus, curated by Huib Haye van der Werf, and promoted by Jan van Eyck Academie and STROOM Den Haag, will be presented at both STROOM and Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands this spring. The series of artworks presented will enter the permanent collection of the MAMbo Museum, Bologna (Italy).

The project contributes to a discussion about the transformation and transporta…

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The project Fragments of a Conversation with a Counterfeiter by Diego Tonus, curated by Huib Haye van der Werf, and promoted by Jan van Eyck Academie and STROOM Den Haag, will be presented at both STROOM and Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands this spring. The series of artworks presented will enter the permanent collection of the MAMbo Museum, Bologna (Italy).

The project contributes to a discussion about the transformation and transportation of value, questioning the valorisation of time and space in time of crisis. The series of new works derives from an assumed conversation between Diego Tonus and a forger revealing controversial thoughts related to contemporary systems that deal with the definition of value. Each artwork is the visual translation by the artist of this supposed conversation. Tonus approaches the thoughts of the counterfeiter as if they were his intellectual property, questioning the ‘counter’ of counterfeiting and appropriating his ideas.
In order to share the appropriated forger’s ideas with the international audience, to activate and perform them, the artist has registered theworks as trade secrets at the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property. The validity of the trade secret is international and lasts 10 years.

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When

  • every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until May 24th, 2019from 09:00 to 17:00

Prices

  • Free

Location