Notes on curation
PM00000020000005031 15: 2012 § Leave a comment
Notes from ‘An Open Manifesto’
Tate ETC issue 25
Kathy Noble, Catherine Wood, Stuart Comer, Emily Pringle
I jotted now a few lines from the Tate piece as some words & phrases prompted thoughts on how we might view the space/area/arena. They are not directly & immediately relevant but some of the statements created a resonance & suggested departures from conventional approaches to gallery space.
:: a place for global dialogues; a new type of ‘social’ space; a laboratory of ideas
:: performance, social relations
:: artist-run, alternative spaces :: the Kitchen in New York, LACE in Los Angeles, London Film-makers Co-operative spaces
:: ephemeral time-based spaces
:: social space :: one of the aspects that has been highlighted in this programme is how we invite visitors to question what it is they are experiencing
:: can art be a catalyst for social & political activism? what is the viewer’s role in a live art performance
:: the idea of ‘the encounter’
:: an encounter can be between two people; it can be with a person & an object; or it can be something more complex, where the viewer is placed within a dialogic relationship with the artwork or within a structire or system created by the artist
:: ritual of behaviour
:: experiential :: where the audience’s knowledge & experiences are part of the work
:: can an audience be an archive
:: what it means to be part of the closing end of analogue culture
:: exist primarily as documentation
:: different layers of what an artwork might be
:: Immigrant Movement International :: exists as an artwork through its action-based elements & the ability of the artist to disrupt, intervene & change the existing systems
:: ‘behaviour art’ where the artwork is the lived experience :: ‘useful art’ or ‘useful’ art
Having made these notes & started to think how this might inform how I go about ‘presenting’ within ‘space’ I’m immediately shunted back to beginning with ‘process’ & ‘making’.
Incertitude, dubiety, turmoil. Wavering & fluctuating.