- Lectorate Art Theory & Practice
- Royal Academy of Art (KABK)
- Prinsessegracht 4
- NL – 2514 AN Den Haag
- +31 (0)70 3154755
|Raoul Hausmann und Hannah Höch at the First International Dada Fair Berlin, 1920. Source: Collection Hannah-Höch-Archiv, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin. Photo: Robert Sennecke.||/1|
The workshop entails two parts. The first part focusses on the history and theory of exhibition making and the role of the (artist as) curator. Influential exhibitions will be analysed and discussed, including Op Losse Schroeven, Magiciens de la Terre, Xerox Book, Documenta, the Venice Biennial, the exhibitions of some avant-garde movements and emerging forms such as exhibitions in virtual space. What are the artistic, social, political and economic issues addressed in these exhibitions?
In the second part the focus lies on the students’ individual research, which will take place in several exhibition spaces in the academy. Students will develop their intuition and ‘spatial thinking’ while experimenting with their works in a variety of display modes, space typologies and presentation forms. Particular exhibition strategies and attitudes, as well as the role of the spectator in relation to specific works, will be discussed. In what ways may this process of analysis and reflection affect one’s work and practice?
Special attention will be given to the possibilities of artistic innovation based on Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of rhizome. The rhizomatic approach to exhibition making can provide an inspiration for further individual research.
|Building up exhibition. Exhibition Research Workshop 2016. Photo credits: Kaitlyn Walker-Stewart.||/9|