In May, three events will coincidentally explore how publishing artists turn to fiction. Page Not Found has chosen Rijksakademie alumni Becket MWN as the first guest curator, for his text-based practice which intersects installation and speculative fiction, and his publishing activity under the nom de plume Becket Flannery. He proposed collaborating with visual artist Alison Yip on new work. Their project departs from a shared interest in feigned sequestration; doors that slam; windows that open; what “was” breakfast.
Becket MWN received his MFA from the USC Roski School of Art in 2014, and in 2016-2017 was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. Recent exhibitions include “Paranoid House” at the Vleeshal (Middelburg, NL) and “n ‹o› ‹o› n” at One Gee in Fog (Geneva, CH). He has recently performed at How To Show Up? (Amsterdam, NL) and Kantine (Brussels, BE), among others. He writes under the name Becket Flannery, contributing to publications such as Metropolis M and Initiales. His first book The Chance Event, wherein… is forthcoming from Athénée Press.
Alison Yip lives and works in Amsterdam and Brussels. She received her MFA from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg (Jutta Koether), and was a guest student at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Peter Doig, Lucy McKenzie). She received her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Chez Malik’s (Hamburg, DE), MOM (Hamburg, DE), Kunsthuis Syb (Beetsterzwaag, NL), Gärtnergasse (Vienna, AT), Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, CA), and Fantaspazio (Milan, IT).