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In  2011 more than ever :  I work  with "Art Formats" ( "Format Art " )  . The first Manifeste is from 1989 .The  aim of
" Art Formats " is  to expand   critical  plattforms globally  as  response to a world with emergencies that could be treated in time . Some of the  most known Art Formats are : "Emergency Room" , "Critical Run  " , " Debate Rave" , "Penetration " , "Biennalist  "

Art Formats" ( "Format Art " ) 

83 ) Emergency Room PS1 / MOMA by you.   ART FORMAT : Emergency Room

is  a format
that has been activated at  PS1/MOMA /// PAN / Napoli /// Athens /// Berlin ///Copenhagen/ Paris// Hanoi

This format is for professional artists to express about Emergencies . Now before it is too late . Artists are thermometers and we must know what they think about today -today . In Emergency Room  they can point at dysfunctions in real time . In Emergency Room the exhibition changes daily . Emergency Room is a special room builded  as part of the format . The Emergency Room artists come when they are burning to express about emergencies . Emergency Room tries to be actif  in permanence and exists in every capital to dog watch .  Emergency Room is the  central structure for all awareness muscle formats listed below .

 Art Format Critical Run" ARE CRITICS CRITICAL ?"  Moderna Museet / Stockholm ART FORMAT : Critical Run

Critical Run is also an Art Format  : Here particants are running while debatting .  .Critical run have been activated  in London / Moscow/ Rotterdam / Siberia / Barcelona / Bruxelles / Paris / Napoli / Hanoi  etc ... . In this  Art Format others than professionel artists  can participate in the running debate . .  Run debate are filmed  and then exhibited  . Subjects like apathy, the role of the artist , emergencies  are examples that  have been run-debated  . Coming at Venice Biennale and Documenta : This format has been  activated the same day in different part of the world .

Biennalist Recruiting Poster 2011.  ART FORMAT : Biennalist

Biennalist is an Art Format  commenting on Biennales and other cultural managed events while they happen . . Often biennales promote themselves with thematics . Biennalist take those thematics very seriously , and explore them on location. Sometimes Biennalist collabore with Emergency Room artists  to provide a burning content that cannot wait   ( today is today , today before it is too late ) . Biennalist often activate the Penetration format , the Critical Run format  as well as Rumeur art  format .

Biennalist has been actived at the  Istanbul Biennale 2007 / Venice Biennale 2007 / Athens Biennales 2007 / questioning the official Biennale themes  :"
Optimism in the Age of Global War",   'think with the senses - feel with the mind ":'Destroy Athens' . Biennalist is  preparing a very large operation at Venice Biennale 2009 ( in colababoration with artists from Emergency Room ) " There is not a good Biennale without Biennalist".

  ART FORMAT : Penetration

Penetration is also part of the Art  Format group  .
A Penetration is an artist's act of placing an artwork within another artist's already existing exhibition ,with his permission .
Curator can also be asked .The Penetration are asked mostly when artists from Emergency Room have no Emergency Room to express about emergencies . Penetrations are then organized .
61 ) Protest fashion / DK 56 ) PROTEST FASHION DENMARK   The Protest Fashion   57) PROTEST FASHION  PS1/ MOMA NEW YORK format "the Protest Fashion " THE ART FORMAT : "DEBATE RAVE" "

 It concern mostly young people going to festival and parties . Exhibiting opinions and debating is encouraged  to train and grow  the Awareness Muscle . The Protest fashion is also turn toward emergencies.

Rave debate is a format to rave and debate at the same  time / it can be combine with the protest fashion .It took place first time  at PS1/ MOMA

75 ) Awareness Muscle / Toronto by you. 71 ) warm up at PS1 / Emergency Room by you. Awareness Muscle Training Center 

The awareness muscle is like the memory it has to be trained daily in order to grow  . It was activate in Toronto UTM and at PS1 / MOMA .

67 ) Protest camp : " the protest school " Roskilde Festival by you. The Protest School   

It was launched at the Roskilde festival for the first time connected with marchs and flash mobs as well than activities on camp.
the in documenta magazine 2007 . Critical work need to be combine with the Awareness muscle training .daily

Academy of Emergency Art      The Academy of Emergency Art

90 ) Slow dancing and news sharing / PS1 MOMA New York by you.  ART FORMAT SLOW DANCE .( PS1 / MOMA ) ( Toronto UTM)

Important topics are shared while slow dancing . No more loneliness i front of the medias .

   the dictionary


As a " private artist " ( on my own ...when not doing format art ) :  my thematics are  :colonialism , immigration  , propaganda , tourism, quadridimensional journalism , identity , stimulation  ,work  with TV , Social Medias , Mass Media , and other public space are naare still of high interest

a_danish_student work about National Identity ( work on TV , collection of evidence )

86 ) Border - test   Statens Museum for Kunst :  Art =Retard . Google as Grafiti space   Back to ready made Medias spaces

TV as exhibition space   / work on printed media  /fashion as medium  / ambassade as exhibition plattforms / wikipedia / facebook etc ...

1  Manifestes  / Formats and  Dictionary     ( some words from the dictionary are with music)

Manifeste 1989 / Manifeste Sport Art  1990 / Manifeste Emergency Room ( 2003)

crash recession economic crisis Paris Fiac 2008 by you. Recession art

 Art Forum Berlin / Statens Museum for Kunst / Paris Fiac / Galerie Taiss / etc  ....

new world Work  about  Mobile Phones , Flashmobs 

1 Colonel peintre de la justice ( 1991-2001)

  " My parents in Algeria  "  / Colonialism / Bio Colonialism

"the pointing finger " on myspace 16 august 2007 / Pascal Beausse Hans Ulrich Obrist / Copyflex / Chris Burden / Marcel Duchamp / Biennalist   Work in social medias

  Wikipedia , Facebook, Google and Myspace as spaces.

Spamming fest  / territory concepts on domaines  / social medias