Diploma project, ECAL 2021


by Hugo Hectus

Prix BCV

Visite de Courtoisie – Vol 1 is a 280-page art critical journal that recounts an 8-hour dinner performance on contemporary art that I organised at the Arsenic theatre (Lausanne, CH) with artists, curators, art historians and theatre programmers. For this first volume, VdC reflects on the models of ethical efficiency of the artwork as well as on curatorial dynamics, questioning the place of aesthetic experience in political art. Divided, like the dinner, into six acts announced by the broadcasting of audio excerpts and changes of light, the journal sets the transcript of the conversation against the guests’ feedback, enhanced by personal remarks, articles and critical essays that I collected.

Visite de Courtoisie — Vol. 1

Visite de Courtoisie — Vol. 1