Risquons-Tout (Wiels) – the book
Planetary Artists Venture into Risk, Unpredictability, and Transgression
Emanuele Coccia, Dirk Snauwaert, Marina Vishmidt, Vivian Ziherl
Wiels & Mercatorfonds, 2020
Risquons-Tout presents some of the most innovative and influential artists and authors of today, negotiating different dynamics of bridging, passing, ranslating and transgressing. This catalogue and the exhibition it accompanies, examine how art challenges the homogenisation of thought in the now infamous echo chambers of our overcrowded infosphere. Risquons-Tout delves into creative practices that burst the safe bubbles generated by prediction algorithms designed to avoid any risk, whether intellectual, financial, emotional or physical.
Its geographic and political scope addresses today’s global connectivity, transnational circulation and diasporic movements.
In a visually and conceptually engaging presentation of work by 38 artists, both internationally recognised and emerging, as well as collectives involved in art research, this book presents a rich array of practices that defy easy categorisation.