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‘Artist as Curator’ Symposium

10 nov 2012

On Saturday 10 November 2012, Afterall is organising a symposium titled ‘Artist as Curator’ with speakers including Elena Crippa, Ekaterina Degot, Elena Filipovic, Alison Green, Ruth Noack, Willem de Rooij, Valerie Smith and David Teh.

Group Material, Americana, 1985. Installation at the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Photograph: Geoffrey Clements. Courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art

This one-day symposium will bring together artists, curators and theorists to study key moments in the history of artists’ engagement with exhibition-making, and reflect upon how these propositions have affected curatorial practice.

Speakers will discuss projects by Willem de Rooij, Group Material, ruangrupa and Mike Kelley among others. Further case studies include Apt Art and Trekhprudny in Moscow and the Independent Group in the UK.

Artist as Curator
Saturday 10 November, 10:30 – 19:00

10:30 Pablo Lafuente ­– Welcome and introduction

10:45 Elena Filipovic ­– Keynote: ‘When Exhibitions Become Form: A Brief History of the Artist as Curator’

11:30 Questions and discussion
11:45 Break

Session 1: Spaces

12:00 Elena Crippa – ’Display as Practice: Richard Hamilton, Victor Pasmore and their Peers’

12:40 Ekaterina Degot – ‘Apt-Art and the Trekhprudny Squat as Case Studies of Artists Curating’

1:20 Questions and discussion
1:35 Lunch break

Session 2: Communities

2:30 Alison Green ­– ‘Group Material: Curation, Activism and the Politics of the Studio-Gallery’

3:10 David Teh – ‘Where Monsoons Meet: Curatorial Currents in Southeast Asia’

3:50 Questions and discussion
4:05 Break

Session 3: Practice

4:20 Valerie Smith – ‘“Something I’ve wanted to do but nobody would let
me”: Mike Kelley’s ‘The Uncanny’ (1993)’

5:00 Willem de Rooij – ‘About?’ in conversation with Pablo Lafuente

5:40 Ruth Noack – ‘Curator as Artist?’

6:20 Questions and discussion
6:35 General questions and discussion
7:00 END

Organised by Afterall, the MRes Art: Exhibition Studies programme, the ‘Exhibitions: histories, practices’ research group and RAW at Central Saint Martins, with the support of the Henry Moore Foundation, Mondriaan Fonds and the Research department of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

This event is part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall in association with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; and Van Abbemuseum

Tickets: £15.00 (Students £10.00). For more information email events[at] Tickets available from the UAL e-store.

View video recording here.