The emergent ‘artistic object’ in the post-conceptual condition
In his research project Jack Segbars investigates the question of where the ‘object’ of art finds itself. Segbars researches the fabric of the art object’s configuration in the contemporary art field through his own artistic practice, as well as through theoretical means.
Jack Segbars (1963, NL) studied fine art at AKV/St.Joost Den Bosch. He is primarily engaged with the conditions and parameters through which the concept of art is created. To this end, Segbars has investigated the different forms and positions that shape artproduction and that are at play in the formation of the notion of art: autonomous visual art, art in public space (including the neon text, Van Alles Is Weer Waardeloos/ everything is worthless again), the role of language and theory in the art discourse and the role of the curator. The interconnections between the different positions (critic, writer, curator and visual artist) are explored as artistic investigation. In 2009 he produced the publication Rondom-All around the periphery (Onomatopee) that deals with the overlap of positions and domains. This publication was produced in conjucuntion with an exhibition addressing the relationship between the visual image an it’s textual derivatives. In 2012 this was followed by Inertia, a travelogue of visits to Palestine in which the interrelations between art and politics are researched. Next to his praxis as visual artist, Segbars regularly writes reviews and articles on art and art-related subjects a.o. for Metropolis M.
This essay written by Jack Segbars was published in Metropolis M, #5, 2016. In this essay Segbars reflects on the recent turmoil concerning the presentation platforms for the arts in The Netherlands and Belgium and the changed relation of these artistic platforms vis à vis politics.
This essay by Jack Segbars was published in open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain.
Jack Segbars contributes to the round table discussion held during this Public Kick-Off Meeting dedicated to the exploration of current key themes in Amsterdam's contemporary art world.
Jack Segbars is one of the panelists during this debate organized by Kunstlicht regarding the formation and re-formation of art spaces in Amsterdam.
Jack Segbars will talk with Sjoerd Westbroek about the presentation ‘Politics of estrangement-naught’ at A Tale of a Tub.
In this exhibition Jack Segbars presents an intermediary recording of his long term investigation into the structure of contemporary art production at A Tale of A Tub.
Jack Segbars gives a presentation and attends the workshops at this conference.
Jack Segbars gives a presentation and attends the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art 2015 concerning Art and the Politics of Estrangement.
Jack Segbars exhibits his work in this exhibition at Pictura together with Ton Schuttelaar.
Together with Platform BK, and in cooperation with KNAW, Jack Segbars organises this debate.
In this exhibition Jack Segbars takes the programme of the exhibition space Ruimte Caesuur as a starting point.
Opening: 11 October 2014 at 16.00.
Jack Segbars and Maziar Afrassiabi presented this paper at the conference "Polemics of Ressentiment" organized by Sjoerd van Tuinen at the Centre of Art and Philosophy, Erasmus University.
Presentation of the publication Inertia by Jack Segbars as part of the Book Lovers project.
For the Norwegian art magazine Billedkunst Jack Segbars was asked to write an article reflecting on the austerity measurements on the arts in the Netherlands.
At the Read My World festival Jack Segbars presented a video-installation of 'Inertia'.
An exhibition by Jack Segbars with Marijn van Kreij and Nickel van Duijvenboden