Curatorial SWS WG5

The Curatorial Studies Workshop (SWS) is a working group of researchers and practitioners coming together to exchange and dialogue on aspects of curating and the curatorial in order to develop a wider collaborative international and inter-institutional research environment. This is done through shared events and joint outputs, providing a context for both doctoral and senior researchers to develop their work in an international critical-friend-ly milieu.

The format of a “studies workshop” is adopted to place equal emphasis on engaging with existing knowledges-practices while collaboratively seeking to build new insights through the tangles of discussion and practice – of study and of other kinds of activity (production, exhibition, commission, publication …)

Within the 2021 Postresearch Condition, this group convened a panel discussion – under the heading “expo-facto: into the algorithm of exhibition?” – on the question of the relays between exhibition protocols and the culture of digital networks, and the specific question of online exhibition mediations, extensions, alternates and substitutions as part of the January 2021 EARN online conference The Postresearch Condition. The panel was proposed as a forum through which to formulate the preliminary terms for an enquiry into the conditions, affordances and horizons of artistic operations and labour that are emergent in the transfer and relay of exhibitionary protocols online. This was conceived as a very tentative and modest first step in response to what seems to be (not something to be necessarily taken at face value) a global institutional convergence – similar in ways to the pervasive distribution of the white cube as a primary exhibition paradigm, though seeming to occur at a much more accelerated rate.

The working group will host a symposium on curatorial research in June 2022 at Hdk-Valand, University of Gothenburg. (More on this shortly…)

Members of the working group include:
Henk Slager HKU, Utrecht
Noel Fitzpatrick, GradCAM, TUDublin
Mick Wilson, Hdk-Valand, University of Gothenburg

More information shortly – under construction

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