The Next Documenta Should Be Curated by an Artist

The Next Documenta Should Be Curated by an Artist, an e-flux project curated by Jens Hoffmann, featuring reflections of a group of artists upon the conditions of the relationship between artists and curators.

What happens if artists take over and occupy territory usually reserved for curators? What happens if artists are asked to propose a concept for a large-scale group exhibition and to take control over a prestigious show such as Documenta? These are some of the questions that The Next Documenta Should Be Curated By An Artist is trying to investigate. The title of this project is less a demand than a question. A question that does not articulate a critique of previous Documenta exhibitions but rather investigates, in a provocative way, the relationship, which artists have to the profession of curating. For this project a diverse group of artists has been invited to reflect upon the conditions of the relationship between artists and curators. More importantly, the artists were asked to propose a brief concept of how they could imagine putting together an exhibition such as Documenta.

Category
Labor & Work
Subject
Artistic Research, Curating, Exhibition Histories, Autonomy, Institutional Critique, Collaboration, Immaterial Labor
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