A publication that provides a detailed and typological description of SUPERFLEX's artworks, which they describe as working tools for citizens to use. It also includes an essay co-written by Patric Charpenel and Daniel McClean, as well as a section dedicated to the reflection (speculation) of social and political themes, relevant in the context of economic globalization.
The practice of Danish artist collective SUPERFLEX (Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen) deals with the complex relationship between art and society. In its works, the group critically confronts the contemporary global economic system in order to push its public to develop new forms of behavior. In particular, the collective produces different “tools” for its audiences to use, including some that encourage viewers to freely copy and exchange goods, thereby challenging the limits imposed by the intellectual property regime. This exhibition’s ambiguous title reflects SUPERFLEX’sattempt to destabilize institutions and to inspire reflection on the possibilities of sociopolitical transformation. SUPERFLEX suggests that the action of corrupting can paradoxically have a beneficial social function.
This publication coincides with The Corrupt Show and the Speculative Machine, a survey exhibition of SUPERFLEX held at Fundación/Colección Jumex, curated by Patrick Charpenel and Daniel McClean.