Curator Machine is a contemporary group exhibition presented in a product dispenser machine. This first edition is a reaction to art that is merely seen as a product and to the possible stagnation of art as a result of financial centralism. The machine is on display until 23 January in the entrance hall of S.M.A.K.
The artists behind the Curator Machine use the art world as a catalyst to criticise contemporary issues such as monetary lobbying over social relevance.In their words: "It is becoming increasingly difficult to communicate new ideas to a wider audience because of the perceived dominance of celebrated financial successes. For this reason, even the art scene risks becoming a simulacrum of the past instead of a manifestation of the future. To criticise this astigmatic capitalist mentality, we like to turn things around by offering a work of art disguised as a product."