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SOCIÉTÉ RÉALISTE


Activities: March 2008.

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    i/ UTOPIA TRANSFER<http://www.lowfestival.hu/en/index.php?id=28&program_id=31>

Collective exhibition
Opening: Tuesday 4 MAR, 18:00
Open through Sun 6 APR.
Kiscelli Museum, Kiscelli u. 108, BUDAPEST
within the frame of The Low Festival
http://www.lowfestival.hu


    ii/ SPECULUMS FOR
SPECULATIONS<http://www.maisondescartes.com/site/activites-culturelles/speculums-pour-speculations.html>

Lecture
Tuesday 25 MAR, 20:00
a lecture at Maison Descartes
Vijzelgracht 2A, AMSTERDAM
www.maisondescartes.com


    iii/ MA: SOLITON <http://www.incident.net/theupgrade>

Lecture
Friday 28 MAR, 19:00
following an invitation by The Upgrade! Paris
at La Cantine
12 Galerie des Panoramas / 151 rue Montmartre, IIe, PARIS
http://www.incident.net/theupgrade
http://lacantine.org


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CONTENT: *UTOPIA TRANSFER*
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Collective exhibition


Featuring works by:
Aernout Mik, Atelier van Lieshout, Bik van der Pol, Falke Pisano, Krijn de
Koning and Société Réaliste.

Curated by:
Barnabás Bencsik

UtopiaTransfer is a group show intended to represent different artistic
approaches to the notion of 'utopia', using the sources and methods of
utopian thought and reflecting the consequences of either the continuation
or the rejection of this intellectual tradition. Utopian thinking produces a
vision of the future, regardless of whether the utopia is realizable or not.
What matters most is perception of the human instinct, the impulse to
speculate about the future equipped with one's hopes, wishes, wants and
dreams. The vision that emerges from these 'raw materials' is secondary.
Ultimately, utopia exists in the mind of anyone who voices their
dissatisfaction with the status quo or who has a vision of the future that
differs in some respects from the present. After the failure of the
twentieth century's biggest political utopian experiment, so-called 'real
socialism', as well as the failure of the century's greatest cultural
utopian experiment, modernism, our society has entered a state of transition
between illusion and disappointment, between continuously renewed hope and
unavoidable supervening of disillusion. This societal malaise is not just an
experience found in the ex-Communist world; in the era of global capitalism,
dissatisfaction is present everywhere.


Opening: Tuesday 4 MAR, 18:00
Open through Sun 6 APR.
Location: Kiscelli Museum, Kiscelli u. 108, Budapest
within the frame of The Low Festival
http://www.lowfestival.hu

Monday 3 MAR, 18:00
Together with the other artists of the exhibition, Société Réaliste will
present its contribution to UtopiaTransfer
at KÉK <http://www.kek.org.hu> - Contemporary Architecture Centre, Nefelejcs
u. 26, Budapest




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CONTENT: *SPECULUMS FOR SPECULATIONS*
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Lecture


In *Speculums for speculations*, Société Réaliste, using etymological
resources, produces an interbred research around two lexemes: *speculum* and
*speculation*. The archaic latin verb *specere*, meaning *to look*, has
developped three derivative terms, currently dissociated:
    * spectacle;
    * speculum, *mirror* in latin, or in the contemporary medical lexicon, *a
tool for examining cavities*;
    * speculation, theoretical as well as financial.
By comparing, melting and instrumentalzing these terms, Société Réaliste
yields a reading prism for contemporary art forms and positions its own
reseraches in a double perpective: the progress towards a "speculative" as
well as "specular" knowledge construction.


Tuesday 25 MAR, 20:00
a lecture at Maison Descartes
Vijzelgracht 2A, Amsterdam
www.maisondescartes.com




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CONTENT: *MA: SOLITON*
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Lecture


*MA: Soliton* is a typological inquiry about Solitonism, commissioned
by Ministčre
de l'Architecture <http://www.societerealiste.net/#MA>. In this research,
Ministčre de l'Architecture has demanded to continue the work of some
eminent physicists about non-linear waves, by proposing to extend the
analysis of Solitons to the field of the politics of space, and more
precisely for reading activities like design or the erection of buildings.

*MA: Soliton* has been produced in 2007 for Multitudes
Icones<http://multitudes-icones.samizdat.net>,
a collective website contributing to the Documenta 12
Magazine<http://www.documenta12.de/magazine.html?&L=1>project.


Friday 28 MAR, 19:00

following an invitation by The Upgrade!
Paris<http://www.incident.net/theupgrade>

La Cantine
12 Galerie des Panoramas / 151 rue Montmartre, IIe, PARIS
http://lacantine.org




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intelligence {AT} societerealiste.net
http://www.societerealiste.net
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SOCIÉTÉ RÉALISTE, Paris, 2008.
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