From Exhibition Histories Towards the Future Of Exhibition-Making

Speaker:Biljana Cirric

Time: 2019.06.14  16:00-18:00

Venue: OCAT Institute

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Following OCAT Institute’s opening of the Reading Room, a travelling part of the research-basedplatformFrom History of Exhibitions towards the Future of Exhibition Making,Biljana Ciric’s presentation willproceed from the recent assembly on exhibition histories hosted by Rockbund Art Museum(2018), with specific focus on artists-organized exhibitions as an active curatorial knowledge and itspublic moments.

What are the exhibition typologies that we have proposed and explored in the recent 20 years with the development of art system? What are the curatorial and artistic working methodologies that we have consolidated? Can we talk about them and what are the vocabularies? What and how can we revive the urgencies of artist-organized exhibitions nowtaken ashistory? Can we think of artist-as-curator today from different perspectives and what could be the roles of curator for today and the future?Theseare some of the questionsthat will beraised.

Ciric will discussLets Talk About Money- First International Fax Art Exhibition (1996) organized by group of artists and presented in Hua Shan Art School in Shanghai.Let’s Talk About Money-First International Fax Art Exhibition wasmodest in scale andserved as preface toanumber offollowingartists-organized exhibitionsthat experimented not only with its theme but its method and form.It is the first international artists-organized exhibitionthatexplores different ways of connectingsolitaryartistsacross the globe,making atradition of satellite exhibitions duringtheFirst Shanghai Biennial(1996). 

 

About The Speaker

BILJANA CIRIC is an independent curator.She was the co-curator of the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennale for Contemporary Art (Yekaterinburg, 2015), curator in residency at Kadist Art Foundation (Paris, 2015) and a research fellow at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Høvikodden, 2016). In 2013, Ciric initiated the seminar platform From a History of Exhibitions Towards a Future of Exhibition Making with focus of China and Southeast Asia. The first assembly platform was hosted by St Paul St Gallery, AUT, New Zealand and the second assembly with focus on the 90s was hosted by RAM in November 2018. She is currently working on the final assembly related to standardizations of exhibition making practice after 2000 ( to be held at Times Museum in 2019) as well as the publication related to this long term project that will be published by Sternberg Press. In 2018 she established the educational platform What Could/Should Curating Do. She was nominated for ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award (2012).

 

AboutThe ResearchPlatform

From a History of Exhibitions Towards a Future of Exhibition-Making- China – Southeast Asia is result of ongoing assembly platforms with the same name, organized and initiated by Biljana Ciric and hosted by St Paul St Gallery AUT (2013), Rockbund Art Museum (2018) and Guang Dong Times Museum (2019). The assembliesexplore how exhibitions can be read and understood across different social and cultural contexts, highlighting differences within the region, whilst also inviting new approaches and methodologies to pin-point areas for comparative forms of research.

The book with the sametitle will be published bytheend of 2019 by Sternberg press. The book is edited by Ciric andcompiles research by different writers, curators, art practitioners in the region who took part intheassemblies.

 




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