February 22, 2007 - La Criée Centre for Contemporary Art - Exhibition Practices : Stakes & Perspectives
February 22, 2007

Exhibition Practices : Stakes & Perspectives

Curatorial symposium
Exhibition Practices : Stakes & Perspectives

8 March 2007-22 March 2007

la criée center for contemporary art
place Honoré Commeurec, halles centrales
35000 Rennes, France
tel.: ( 33) (0)2 23 62 25 10
fax ( 33) (0)2 23 62 25 19
la-criee [​at​] ville-rennes.fr


Symposium at the Museum of Fine Arts (Auditorium)
20 quai Emile Zola
35000 Rennes, France
With (subject to modifications) :
Thursday 8 March 2007
Chus Martinez, Director of Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany. Joanna Mytkowska, curator at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. Raphaële Jeune, Artistic director of the first contemporary art biennial in Rennes, France. Alexandre Perigot, Artist.
Thursday 22 March 2007
John Welchman, Professor of Art History in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego, USA. Hou Hanru, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs and Chair of the Exhibition and Museum Studies program at the San Francisco Art Institute, USA. Manuel Olveira Paz, Artist and Director of Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Spain.

In 2007, la criée center for contemporary art will initiate a series of symposia on exhibition practices in contemporary art. It is our hope that this first edition will be the beginning of a series rich in the exchange of experiences and curatorial perspectives.

The series of symposia on exhibition practices has emerged from la criées project for residencies and exhibitions initiated in 2005 in the European cities of the Atlantic Arc. This European project has provided opportunities for productive encounters and collaborations between visiting artists, curators, directors, international art critics and artistic directors.

The discovery of very different ways of working from one context to another, exchanges around production and exhibition projects, encounters, often unexpected, with art theoreticians and practitioners all contributed to our desire to prolong and deepen this reflection, to make these exchanges public and maintain the connections established.

Each symposium will bring together international professionals; these artists, curators, art historians and theoreticians will be invited because they analyze and renew exhibition practices in the field of contemporary art.

The complementary nature of artistic creation, curatorial practice, historical research, critical thought and theorization will enrich the debate and enable the exchange of experiences and the sharing of projects, thereby contributing to the quality of scholarship and prospective thought.

The goal of the 2007 symposium is to share different experiences and perspectives on the way artists and curators work with the history and current status of the exhibition, and how they take charge of, circumscribe or undermine existing exhibition formats.

How do they propose new ways of working with the artist, giving priority to directions within the work or to production rather than to the exhibition or, on the contrary, extending the exhibition model according to specific conditions of exchange, work and visibility?

How can we produce, control, or free ourselves from images in exhibitions in the age of globalization?

Further information (participants, program, etc.) : www.criee.org/pdf/curatorialsymposium2007.pdf

Joining the symposium : email at la-criee@ville-rennes.fr

The symposium 2007 has received exceptional support from CULTURESFRANCE within the framework of an agreement with the City of Rennes.

La Criée Centre for Contemporary Art
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