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From: Libia Castro <libia at libia-olafur.com>
Date: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 1:10 AM
Subject: Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson at the 7th Liverpool Biennial
To: libia/olafur castro/olafsson <mail at libia-olafur.com>
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson at the 7th Liverpool Biennial **
The Unexpected Guest, 15 September – 25 November 2012
apologies for any cross-posting
For the 7th Liverpool Biennial, Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson have
launched the new project and campaign ThE riGHt tO RighT, with two
iterations: a flashing neon sign that illuminates the City from the south
facade of St George's Hall, a symbolic landmark of Liverpool; and a free
newspaper, distributed throughout the Biennial venues, in city libraries,
cafes, bookshops, as an insert in the Liverpool Post and online.
The neon sign reads alternately ThE riGHt tO RighT and ThE riGHt tO WrOnG,
and also introduces a new unspeakable word that blends RighT and WrOnG
together. The newspaper features a newly commissioned text from British
writer and philosopher Nina Power on ThE riGHt tO RighT/WrOnG, in dialogue
with the artists. This text addresses the subject of ThE riGHt tO RighT and
current global political unrest in a reflective and satirical manner, also
confronting us with the paradoxes of a document such as The Universal
Declaration of Human Rights by presenting us with 'The Partial Declaration
of Human Wrongs'.
Through this campaign, the artists assert that this fundamental right to
right is the first step towards a real and communal socio-political
emancipation: above and beyond the multitude of international conventions,
declarations, protocols and constitutions that specify and regulate the
rights that nation-states and transnational agencies have made available
to, or withhold from, citizens.
To read the newspaper online:
ThE riGHt tO RighT/WrOnG (2012) is commissioned by The 7th Liverpool
Artists Libia Castro (b. 1970, Madrid, Spain) and Ólafur Ólafsson (b. 1973,
Reykjavik, Iceland) are based in Rotterdam and Berlin; and have been
working together since 1997. Previous exhibitions include Principle Hope
(Manifesta 7, Rovereto,Trentino, 2008), Favoured Nations (Momentum 5th
Nordic Biennial, Moss, 2009) and recent solo shows include Under
Deconstruction (54th Venice Biennale, Icelandic Pavilion, Venice, Italy,
2011), and Tu país no existe (CAAC Seville, Spain, 2011-12).
Nina Power is a writer and academic who lives and works in London, U.K. Her
books include One Dimensional Woman (Zero Books, 2009) and On Beckett
(co-edited with Alain Badiou, Clinamen Press, 2002). She is Senior Lecturer
in Philosophy at Roehampton University.
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