Cordial invitation to the opening of “I wish I was a curator” on Friday, 23 February at:
Oncurating Project Space
The opening will start at 19.30h. The exhibition will be on display until 18 March.
Before, at 18.30h, Andrea Linnenkohl will speak about her experience as one of the first team members and curatorial advisor for documenta 14 and the organization and realization of this big event, which took place in two cities, Athens and Kassel. See http://www.curating.org/event/andrea-linnenkohl/ for details.
I wish I was a curator
If the curator is the new artist and the curatorial concept is the actual work of art, if the participating artists then do only provide material illustrating it – then many things become questionable. What about the much-vaunted autonomy of artists and works of art? In which ways are (power) relationships between curators and artists constituted? Which ethos characterizes the work of curators and / with artists? Who wants to be an artist, who wants to be a curator and why?
“I wish I was a curator” – a wish full of ambiguity and ambivalence, an individual fantasy and in this eponymous exhibition with a double twist: aspiring curators as producers, the artist as curator. Is this just another turn in the meta-carrousel of art? Or does it not rather testify to an existential desire – alive in those who devote themselves to art?