ART, PROPERTY OF POLITICS III: CLOSED ARCHITECTURE (2011)
‘Art, Property of Politics III: Closed Architecture’ is an introduction to ‘Closed Architecture’, the 2004 graduation thesis of far-right PVV MP, Fleur Agema. The thesis comprises a sketch for a new prison model, which Agema has developed during her Masters degree in Interior Design at the Utrecht School of the Arts. The model presents a four-phase prison, in which prisoners are conditioned through specific learning objectives to earn the right to enter into the next phase. In the ‘Art, Property of Politics III’ project, Agema’s sketches are expanded into a fully developed model. Moreover, it investigates the extent to which her earlier architectural work is the blueprint from which she now exerts an influence on current government policies, and hence the organization of our present society. This research project has resulted in an exhibition, a film, a scale model, a print and a publication.
This project was made possible with support of Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerpen (NL); Foundation Onomatopee, Eindhoven (NL); Center for Visual Arts, Rotterdam (NL); The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam (NL)