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  • Widewalls Podcast #4
  • Widewalls Podcast #4

Widewalls Podcast #4: Kevin Van Gorp

February 20, 2015
Bojan Marić was born in 1986. He had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Department for International Studies and Department for Cultural Studies). He is a teaching assistant on the courses Cultural Studies and Culture and Social Structure. He takes part in activities within the Center for Cultural Studies in Belgrade, such as project management, organization of cultural events and academic conferences. Currently, he is working on his Master thesis within the field of Philosophy of Culture. His favourite urban artists are Vhils, Saber, My Dog Sighs and MadC. Contact Bojan Maric via bojan.maric@widewalls.ch

Are we the ones who tell a story or is the story “telling” us? Life history (or maybe even more commonly – life story) is a sociological, anthropological and culturological method of familiarizing oneself with a life of an individual in order to find out discourses which might reach beyond the co-speakers psyche. This represents an extraordinary epistemological tool for understanding not only the particularities of someone’s experience, but rather even more – to understand one’s existential situation and through this “tap into” some of the widest narratives of the world (such as art, for instance). Learning about a person’s life journey, then, becomes an output which, in turn, becomes an instigating force for new discourses within larger narratives. Dialogue is man’s greatest achievement.

This interaction with the world which is achieved through communication can be perceived as one of the greatest practices in life. For me, it is easy – it can be about a perfect temperature of a shot of bourbon, or a beautiful redhead, or the perfect distortion of sound waves by The Stooges (not necessarily in that order). However, to be part of a dialogue which, through a personal story, encompasses stories of transformation of art, views on contemporary societies and particularities of complex phenomena is truly something special. So, does any of this have something to do with Kevin Van Gorp? Yes. Yes it does.

Stories are always personal – by their very nature, they must be. It is, then, the way through which we get to know them that is so exciting. Let me add a personal note – I am more a man of a written word, and so, dear listener, excuse my clumsy interruptions and sometimes unclear questions and let yourself become a part of an interesting story by an interesting man. For the fourth edition of Widewalls podcast, I had a privilege to be part of a dialogue with someone who made asking questions easy and understanding art more exciting. Please meet Kevin Van Gorp, Director of 101/EXHIBIT.

You can listen to my conversation with Kevin below and scroll down for imagery which follows our story.

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Widewalls Podcast #4
Sloan Schaffer, Alfred Steiner, and Kevin Van Gorp with Steiner’s Five Grotesque Heads, a piece from his show “Contrariwise, open from September 22 – November 16, 2013
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Sloan Schaffer, Alfred Steiner, and Kevin Van Gorp with Steiner’s Five Grotesque Heads, a piece from his show “Contrariwise, open from September 22 – November 16, 2013
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Opening reception for Kent Williams’ How Human of You, October 25 – December 20, 2014
Widewalls Podcast #4
Opening reception for Kent Williams’ How Human of You, October 25 – December 20, 2014
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Micah Ganske and Kevin Van Gorp at the opening reception for Micah’s exhibition The Future is Always Tomorrow, from January 17 – March 7, 2015
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Artist Robin Eley and Kevin Van Gorp at a Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) benefit event in July 2014
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Kevin Van Gorp and artists Robin Eley and Jason Shawn Alexander at the opening reception for Siobhan McClure’s show In The Time of Water, from September 13 – October 18, 2014
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Kevin Van Gorp and artist Jason Shawn Alexander at the opening reception for Pedro Barbeito’s exhibition The God Particle
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Kevin Van Gorp and artist Alfred Steiner
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Installation shot of Micah Ganske’s show The Future is Always Tomorrow, open from January 17 – March 7, 2015
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Installation shot of Jason Shawn Alexander’s show No Good At Exits, April 5 – May 24, 2014
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Installation shot of Chambliss Giobbi’s show American Iron, from February 15 – March 29, 2014
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Installation shot of Chambliss Giobbi’s show American Iron, from February 15 – March 29, 2014
An installation shot of Tanya Batura’s section of the Koi No Yokan II group show from June 7 - July 26, 2014
An installation shot of Tanya Batura’s section of the Koi No Yokan II group show from June 7 – July 26, 2014
An installation shot of Koi No Yokan II,” June 7 - July 26, 2014
An installation shot of Koi No Yokan II,” June 7 – July 26, 2014
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Artist Pedro Velez and Kevin Van Gorp with Velez’s Divorce 2, a piece from his show Morally Reprehensible, open from May 3 – July 15, 2014

Images courtesy of Kevin Van Gorp and 101/EXHIBIT [mc4wp_form]