WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
2023, Installation and performance
WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY is an in-progress textile work and performance created by Art Goss over the course of the exhibition. In the performance Art Goss finds herself torn between imagining her artist CV as a projection of the future and her failure to deliver on her first task: the one at hand. Deeply invested and entangled in a speculative imagining of goals set and targets to be met, she attempts to finish a tapestry in the exhibition space, while being set back by a number of absurd disruptions that are typical of contemporary life as an artist. In a professional climate in which it is impossible to plan for the distant future, Art Goss seeks to challenge the CV as a tool that reproduces false notions of individual agency and equal representation when it comes to accessing or operating within the art market.
WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY is the second chapter of Art Goss’s extensive research into the CV. The first chapter, CURRICULUM VETO, took the form of an exhibition and performance. It considered the many forms of ‘wasted’ work – the activities often omitted from a standard CV – and told the stories behind work gaps, work boycotts, refusals to work and care work.
The first performance of WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY took place during the opening on 10 February, the second performance will be on 23 March 2023.
Art Goss― Artist
Art Goss is a platform for high effort art gossip, founded in November 2020 by artists/writers Marthe Prins & Lua Vollaard. Art Goss publishes critical narratives and observations on institutions, structures, and phenomena within the Dutch cultural sector and materialises them through instagram, performance and exhibition making. Born out of the inequalities and institutionalised violences of the art world, Art Goss reclaims gossip as a force of legitimate, political knowledge production.