"THE EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY "

unsollicited art work 
@documenta Kassel  by Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel    Kassel  ( d13  2012   ) followed by d14 effects 



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Colonel 's  art works
"THE EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY "   
was  implanted the  first time the 06 th of June 2012
Several days latter  the very-debated-occupy movement started to plant their tents  on the grass facing the Fredericianium in Kassel.

Colonel 's  installation 
"THE EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY " 3,2 kilos tent
that started the occuppy implantation was removed by the documenta  organizers the 21/6/2012 
meanwhile the occupy camp ( after beeing inflitrated by documenta organisers and branded docuppy )
was  declared welcomed .
The occupy camp  then was  inflitrated by police , spies and other employes serving documenta was driven in an evacuation scenario and left the ground 1 week before the end of d13




"THE EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY !
The Magazine KunstHart made the  printed front page on their dOCUMENTA special  issue
with the Biennalist art work
unfortunatly just after that the tent was removed by dOCUMENTA
the tent was confiscated 1 day after publication
                                                           

An art work  : a painted with spray  tent as Biennalist canvas was installed by Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel
the 06 June 2012 just after the press conference ( where Colonel did a video work as a naive blue Helmet )
The art work was implanted next  under to the Joseph Beuys tree and was the first tent to be planted
Colonel 's  implantation was recorded  by several TV reports and photographed

The 6 th June 2012  the artist  TG  made a mobility test   ( "This is a moving exhibition ")  ,  and the tent broke during the experiment
This  first tent has been purchase for the collection of the Museum of contemporary art - Museet for Samtidskunst in Roskilde with support from the danish art council


The 07 th june a  new  art work : a tent painted on 4 sides  was created and planted at the same location
 this one  will stay for several weeks and created a debate as well as the start of the occupy movement
"THE EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY "
it remained  until the 21 th of June until it got confiscated by the documenta organisers
and brought down in the keller of the Fredericianium where is what found by the  artist Bongore

Those 2 tents before beeing planted were fotographed from different angles .

"THE EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY "tent
attracted the occupy camp settlement :


  7th JUNE                                                                                                                                                                 21 TH JUNE


The occupy movement (for documenta got branded doccupy  probably by the infiltrators  in collaboration with documenta organisers )
was   announced  welcomed at documenta 13 (  the 8/07)  after about 30 days of occupation

"In  fact I  was  not welcomed , and got my tent - art work confiscated
What was wrong with my " occupation " to make it unwanted and confiscated ?"

I had the first implantation in front of the Fredericianium   , since the 6 th of June ( D DAY )
Some of the critics  found my slogans and debate issues relevant enough to publish them , even of their magazine front page .

Why did documenta ( branding itself tolerant and welcoming  )  removed my contribution to the debate on contemporary art and emergencies
  as well as the 60 years  old man  , homeless ,  finding a home  in my tent was removed  ?

I  was armless and  just doing constructif critics
as critics are necessary to a good art show

I was not offending any one except maybe  the tourism office
but cannot remember to have make them loose any business as I heard after that the documenta never had so many visitors


The 6 th June first move  of Thierry Geoffroy art work  "THE EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY" / "D DAY "  version mobile
The 7th Implantation again of the installation
"THE EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY"
The 9 th of June the  police gave permissions to  the  tent  to camp in front of the Fredericianium
(the  tent when we were checked during the  Bundespräsidenten Joachim Gauck  visit of documenta ).

Latter that day the  ) 9 th of June , the occupy movement constructed the beginning of their camp  with only one tent  that day.
Fast the occupy  camp  started to grew ....... /  as I came back to Denmark I could follow the expansion thtough video camera

The 20 th  of June the belgium art magazine Kunsthart did it' s front page with my art work  (7th)
"THE EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY "

the 21 th of June  Thierry Geoffroy installation  was removed .
The  trace of  disparition was very visible on the grass .
The artist José Luis Bongore in Kassel then  noticed it and took photos of that disparition .
He also  searched  for the confiscated art work and after investigations found it at the Fredericianium office with the explanation "it should not be there "


Thierry Geoffroy  tent  was removed but the occupy was not removed  on the contrary the movement was announced welcomed after 30 days of occupation
The curator  send a press release where she welcomed the occuppy to stay
branding it " doccupy "and referring to Beuys . (8/07)

Is there any selectif way ( curatorial ) ways  of choosing what is a welcomed protester and one that has to be removed  ( unwanted protester) ?
Was the text " The Emergency will replace the Contemporary  " not proper for the  debate
Why did documenta choose to brand it self through the slogan " Fight Capitalism " presented in it s press release ?
( did they felt with all their sponsoring , weapon industry environement attracted by such slogan ? )
Latter I understood that the tolerated occupy camp have been infiltrated  by police and people from documenta
 that was why it got tolerated  even so use for promotion , to give an illusion of inclusion and tolerance

Did the documenta found the slogans on TG tent  offending any one  ?
Is it not true everyone is working with the tourism office ( bringing in tourits to Kassel )(eventually working for free)
By confiscating the tent did they wanted to do a chirurgical exctraction for all   biennalist projects ?
Is it not true the contemporary is too late ?
What is the criterium of selection  for  good protester  - bad protester ?  a tolerate protesteur   a welcome protestor
Can some protesters be better than others or more usefull?
Is it a question of slogan or if efficient infiltration  can be done  ?
What are the criteria of selection ?
Can protesters be curated?
Is it ok to use the protesters for communication purpose?
Is it a question of aesthetic?
Is it a question of negotiations ?
Is it a question of infiltration ?

It was true that the contemporary was always too late
it was true that the Emergency will replace the contemporary
I did not say anything that could offend

A contemporary art show has  to also work with an ULTRACONTEMPORARY 
format to be able to reflect and debate  :
"In advance of the broken arm "  ( before the killing  by the tanks happen for example )  ,
not 40 years latter .
Now
meanwhile art , artists , institutions can have a real voice
an some  impact

Documenta d13 expressed  about nazism ( past  nazism)  , camps , deportations
but  crying  on history is not enought to avoid future accidents
the art scene has also to confront with actual debates
not hide them
like the enormous  production of tanks in Kassel only 10 minutes walk from d brain  .
Why to organized such a large art show about the world without looking at the world now and in proximimity .

There is not a good art show without debate

Passed the frustration to have been erased and removed
I now start to see clearly how the contemporary instrumentalise the protest to create this illusion of debate and openness
How instrumentalised protest create an opposit effect ( creating more diversion and more apathy )
The occupy became symbol of tolerance ( with help of infiltrations , spies , threat )
meanwhile cleaning was done in the dark .

Some protesters are more welcomed than some others
curating the protesteurs
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    Link to Sebastian Baden text july 2012 ( some days after the tent was confiscated )

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The necessity for questioning the structure - a text by Tijana Miskovic

from the book " The EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY
link to complete book ( including Biennalist tent at venice Biennale and at documenta 14

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Kunst und Öffentlichkeit   text by Sebastian Baden   
Aug 22, 2014  edited by Dagmar Danko, Olivier Moeschler, Florian Schumacher


»Occupy-Wall Street«, »Ocularpation: Wall Street« und »Emergency Room«
Protest und Guerillakommunikation in der Kunst bei Zefrey Throwell und Thierry Geoffroy by Sebastian Baden

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" Hard is the truth " commentend Arttribune ( picture from the 6/6/2012

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From When is a Tent Not a Tent?   by Dave Loder uploaded on academia edu

But one particular tent escaped any such attention by dOCUMENTA(13). The French artist Thierry Geoffroy, also known as the “Biennalist”, was
in fact the first to erect any type of tent in front of the Fridericianum and
could certainly be defined as antagonistic in nature and directed, while not necessarily specifically at dOCUMENTA(13), emphatically against the institution of globalised contemporary art. The tent itself (a form Geoffroy has been exhibiting since 1995) was spray painted with slogans: “THE EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY”; “THE CONTEMPORARY IS ALWAYS TOO LATE”; “I AM NOT WORKING FOR THE TOURIST OFFICE”. Installed by the artist on the 6th June a few metres from where the dOccupy camp was to spring up, the unauthorised tent was subsequently confiscated on the 21st June by persons unknown to be found later in the basement of the Fridericianum.[5] The artist questions the judgement by which the dOccupy tents were favoured over his own; why the exhibition prefers to align themselves with the generic slogan “Fight Capitalism”; why some protestors are more welcome than others; and can protestors be curated?[6]
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Geoffroy’s tent fulfils the role of a territorialising apparatus with a patterned trajectory. By virtue of sanction, the smoothing of dOccupy was striated, whereas as the ejection of Geoffroy maintained a trajectory. Although the physical tent was evicted, the smooth space remained as a void of dead grass. The tent itself was not the smooth space, but rather was the device which territorialised the space of the (now dead) grass and its mediated image.
 

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exctract from ABIGAIL SUSIK dOCUMENTA (13) EXHIBITION REVIEWS in  Journal of Curatorial Studies Volume 2, issue 1

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See the 4 sides of the tent ( click )
“THE EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY” tent    that has 4 sides

“I AM NOT WORKING FOR THE TOURISM OFFICE”

“ART IN DELAY CAN NOT HAVE IMPACT”

“THE CONTEMPORARY IS ALWAYS TOO LATE, NEVER IN TIME”
7 june 2017 / 2,10 cm x 2,10 cm 1,5 meter high

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Aesthetetic of elimination, repression, death and emptiness - the last days of Documenta ,
what happen to the occupy movement ...( click )

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Billedresultat for biennalist logo link to Biennalist
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TG has worked with tents in art museum since 1995 , his last exhibition with tents  was at the ZKM museum in Karlsruhe 2011             see art work




from Art Magazin by Clemens Bomsdorf


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the contemporary does not have the capacity to interfer wit the emergencies of the world of today ( today  is  today )

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Why Kabul ?
Can a car be good for climate ?
Is navigation a threat?
I am not working for the tourism office or Am I ?
The naive blue helmet
The next documenta should be curated by a tank  .



---------------------------more works about documenta 13 --------

by Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel ( 1@colonel.dk )  collaboration with EMERGENCY ROOM
and BIENNALIST

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continent / documenta   Nov 2013 Introduction  byJamie Allen  
Can an Art Show Like dOCUMENTA Be Dangerous ?

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CREATIVE TIME / NEW YORK / sept 2012  "Looking good meanwhile selling dope "

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e-flux journal Mars 2013
      "THE NEXT DOCUMENTA SHOULD BE CURATED BY A TANK "

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in 2011 "Biennalist  "was supported by the   ZKM Museum for conducting operations at the  Athens Biennale then  currated by Nicolas Bourriaud, 
and  by the Sprengel Museum for  doing operation the Venice Biennale .
Follow up of the exhibition  Global art and the Museum
@ GAM @ ZKM MUSEUM  / (Peter Weibel and Hans Belting ) came this text uthor of the Month 



"THE NEXT DOCUMENTA SHOULD BE CURATED BY A TANK"
by Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel Author of the Month    sept 2012 / CL

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2013 : the AICA Prize for Critics 2013 on dOCUMENTA (13) recieved by  SEBASTIAN BADEN
Sebastian Baden Der Text ist eine überarbeitete Version meines Beitrages:
Die gute Fee. Warum die dOCUMENTA (13) Künstlerträume erfüllt, aber die Welt nicht retten kann. In: dOCUMENTA (13)-Kunstkritik, hg. v. Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe 2012, S. 6-10.
Ausgezeichnet mit dem AICA (International Association of Art Critics) Incentive Prize for Young Art Critics 2013. 

 
Sebastian Baden ( on the right ) during a critical run in connection with the Biennalist exhibition at the ZKM exhibition museum in sept 2011  ,
the debate topic was "Are Biennales dangerous ? "link to Biennalist
  Read here text from Art das Kunstmagazin :

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Documenta Kassel:  " Is committing self-censure a solution? " 7 blog by Thierry Geoffroy in Kopenhagen.dk

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THE NAIVE BLUE HELMET  // KASSEL-KABUL ?  2012
 why KABUL ?
( see  video )

In 2011 the naive blue helmet was sended in mission and  went to Athens during riots .
The german museum ZKM /Karlsruhe  was the commissionneur  ( report from Athens /    ZKM museum )
Also see this text by Vassilios Oikonomopoulos:  The Biennalist in Athens – Emergencies in the midst of unfulfilled promises. http://www.emergencyrooms.org/ATHENS_BIENNALE.html

This time Emergency Room is sending the naive blue helmet to Kassel / Is Kassel the wrong place ? , is he send too late .
why Kabul . ? is there any weapon market for the Kassel industry ? or other motivations ? what are the real motivation to do art  in a  war zone ?



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published  october 2012 but was written july 2012" Il contemporaneo? È sempre in ritardo "   :        

"THE CONTEMPORARY IS ALWAYS TOO LATE "   

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Emergency Room Logo   (link to EMERGENCY ROOM )

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film by Momenta 100  / 2012  ( the blue helmet comes back to Kassel in sept 2012 some month after his tents has been confiscated and the occupy camp has grown including alos art to protect new Biennalist invasion under the beuys trees .
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The naive blue helmet at press conference  : Why all this press in Kassel ?
 What is so important to debate ?  see film





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"I AM NOT WORKING FOR THE TOURISM OFFICE  "





     



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"THE NEXT DOCUMENTA SHOULD BE CURATED BY A  CAR "  from 2007        link to more

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IS NAVIGATION A THREAT ?

Is navigation designed in cooperation with banks  a threat for art  ?
We started to ask ourselves the question in mars  and did critical runs to debate the topic .
It continued in Kassel and now the add campain has increased we are still wondering . 
    link to more

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Stern Magazine special essay on dOCUMENTA Kassel . " by author and culture redacteur Stephan Maus 28/6/2012 ( text and photo )ectract from " Kunst ? )


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"BIENNALIST  at dOCUMENTA (13) @  Kassel "  by Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel ( 1@colonel.dk )        press image

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ALWAYS QUESTION THE STRUCTURE / Documenta Kassel Anniversary 2015 ( link to blog )

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 #DocumentaSceptic 2017 : link to the exposition
at gallerie SABSAY  Copenhagen 2017


http://www.emergencyrooms.org/documenta_sceptic.html
     see images .

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link to some newsletters #documentaSceptic 2017

"The necessity for questioning the structure" by Tijana Mišković  March 1st, 2017
#documentascepticALWAYS QUESTION THE STRUCTURE an exhibition by Thierry Geoffroy/ COLONEL
"Why is Documenta in Athens?"  March 27th, 2017 12:26
IS DOCUMENTA IN ATHENS TO SELL TANKS FROM KASSEL Sent Mon, April 3rd, 2017
Ultracontemporary in Athens Thu, April 6th, 2017
documenta 14: Can critique be curated? Sat, April 8th, 2017
Unofficial tents @documenta 14 Wed, April 12th
Question Venice Biennale 2017 Tue, May 9th, 2017
Venice Biennale: Viva Hypocricia Viva Fri, May 12th,
All this goodness in the art events makes me wonder Tue, May 23rd
The gallery as a HQ / Mission: demasquage d14 Wed, May 31st, 2017
documenta Kassel - Uncommissioned Questions Wed, June 7th, 2017
Kassel: IS DOCUMENTA DANGEROUS ?  Critical Run Fri, June 9th
We should not only look at what they want us to see Thu, June 15th, 2017
The Blue Helmet looking at questionable thinks @ documenta and Venice Biennale Wed, June 21st, 2017
CAN HUMANISM BE CURATED ? dk  Wed, July 19th,
Questioning monuments  Sent Mon, August 21st, 2017


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"THE EMERGENCY WILL REPLACE THE CONTEMPORARY "tent
attracted the occupy camp in 2012  ....but was remove allready in july 2012 leaving a trace

in 2017 one of d14 most communicate  official art work was  a marble tent
that also run over budget when it had to be transported from Athens to Kassel...


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 https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4291/35915037196_f56d45a4a3.jpg art africa magazine July 2017
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https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4369/36555577701_4bca7e746f.jpg     
Questioning monuments   August 21st, 2017

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see images  #documentaSceptic 2017

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Book  of tents in Biennalist operations 
( documenta Kassel and Athens and Venice Biennale )
"
The Emergency will replace the contemporarry "
text by Tijana Miskovic ( ISBN 978-87-970047-0-8 )
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some Texts and Critics about #documentaSceptic 2017 ( here more complete list )


A-desk Interview with Thierry Geoffroy. “The next Documenta or Venice Biennale should be curated by Mother Theresa” by Cecilia Martín .10/7/2017
catalan , english , Spanish ,

Arte al limite ( Chili ) printed magazine presentation Biennalist tent art work 2017

Documenta is the botox of capitalism – Thierry Geoffroy Colonel ,Olivera Z. Mijuskovic /23/4/2017 http://filozofski-pogledi

Kunstforum (DE ) ,mars 2017 ( DE) "Thierry Geoffroy/COLONEL: Documenta-Skepsis "
Kunstforum (DE ) , avril 2017 Documenta Athens Art forum " Learning Curves " April 12, 2017 • Athens • Kaelen Wilson-Goldie at the opening of Documenta 14 in Athens

Wall street international ,7 arpil 2017

ArtAfrica magazine 2017 "Divided cell " June 2017 • by Ashraf Jamal./ "Athen: Inoffizielle Zelte "d14

Cultural Diplomacy and Artwashing at Documenta in Athens /hyperallergic by Dorian BatyckaJune 12, 2017

InternationalBiennale association #documentasceptic Part 1: Documenta in Athens – Why in Athens? /29 mars 2017

"The necessity for questioning the structure "blog text by Tijana Miskovic 2017


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Billedresultat for biennalist logo link to Biennalist
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it also exist work from documenta 2007 not upload on this page yet

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for more infor contect Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel   1@colonel.dk

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