For the sculpture »Terminal«, Polish artist Karolina Halatek was inspired by stories of near-death experiences. Read the opening speech in German and English by Jean-Baptiste Joly, director of Akademie Schloss Solitude.
»Being a reader and being fascinated by medicine only led to one thing: I became a Doctor of Letters.« The Romanian researcher Cristina Vidrutiu explains her interest in the relation between illness and narrative.
»I think there’s a responsibility that falls to us cultural journalists everywhere, to pressure media organizations to allocate spaces for arts and culture, regardless of the overall global crisis of journalism.«
»In my view, doing cultural journalism is tantamount to making big politics.« An article about the cultural journalist Komi Antoine Feda's everyday encounters with culture politics in Togo.
The curator Evelyn Simons visited Apparatus 22 at their studio in Brussels, »having a highly inspirational conversation on their thought-provoking and multi-layered practice, which offers poignant but ironic social critique.«
»What I always found fascinating about their work is this element of »magic«. Although it's not a term easily embraced by, let's say, an art critic.« The curator Sandra Demetrescu on the »never predictable« art of Apparatus 22.
What happens when nothing happens? An interview with Delhi-based artist and designer Adityan Melekalam, who was a fellow in the Digital Solitude Program in 2016.
Call for all art disciplines: the art collective Apparatus 22 invites all creatives, artists, musicians, scientists, and writers to apply with all possible formats to be part of the universe SUPRAINFINIT.