Afterall ‘Artist as Curator’ Symposium

Afterall ‘Artist as Curator’ Symposium


Group Material, Americana, 1985. Installation at the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Photo: Geoffrey Clements. Courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art.
October 19, 2012
Afterall ‘Artist as Curator’ Symposium

Saturday 10 November 2012

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Granary Building
1 Granary Square
London N1C 4AA

Afterall is pleased to announce the symposium ‘Artist as Curator’, which will take place on Saturday 10 November 2012 at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. 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.
Programme: Saturday 10 November 2012, 10.30–19h

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

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

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

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

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

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

Willem de Rooij on ‘Intolerance’ (2010) and ‘Residual’ (2012), in conversation with Pablo Lafuente

Ruth Noack – ‘Curator as Artist?’
This symposium 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.

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 and the Research department of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

For more information on MRes Art: Exhibition Studies, visit the CSM website.

Tickets: 15.00 GBP (Students 10.00 GBP). For more information about the symposium, visit Afterall Events.

Purchase tickets online at the UAL e-store.


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