We have met the enemy, and he is us
One day full of lectures: The road to hell is paved with good intentions - 27 November 2013
Lucia de Berk
Curator: Hanne Hagenaars
Assistent: Heske ten Cate
Graphic Design: Alyar Aynetchi and Marius Schepen
Sculptures: Charlotte van Ursem
Animations: James Dolence
Lectures Scaffold, in collaboration with Stroom - 21 October 2013
On the occasion of the opening of his artwork Scaffold in The Hague the American artist Sam Durant — together with criminologist Pieter Spierenburg — will give a lecture at the KABK (Royal Academy of Art The Hague), as part of the Studium Generale Program.
The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. Indifference creates evil. Hatred is evil itself. Indifference is what allows evil to be strong, what gives it power. - Elie Wiesel
The website of Sam Durant begins with this quote about evil and indifference. These are themes that are inextricably interwoven within the American artist Sam Durant’s work. Durant is a professional demonstrator, spin doctor, and campaign leader who represents young, old, black and white, man and woman. In the light of his work Scaffold Sam Durant will talk about the meaning of the gallows, his work and his ideas about imprisonment, solicarity and death.