I am sure many are familiar with the performance by Serbian artist Tanja
Ostovic at the biennale of Venice 2001.
Quote Wikipedia: her performance "I'll Be Your Angel" involved her
following around the independent curator and art historian Harald
Szeemann - who had at his disposal a significant budget - for days, all
the time simply smiling fondly at him. The one-time "great
subversive" Szeemann did not see the funny side of this, however, and
made sure she was excluded from all his projects.
On 03/13/2013 12:14 PM, KathyRae Huffman wrote:
> There will be an exhibition on the curatorial work of Szeeman at the
> Venice Biennale this year, The Getty Research Institute has the
> archive, and the Prada Foundation is presenting and supporting the
> exhibition. This will be a must-see!
> Cheers, Kathy
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:01 PM, Annick Bureaud <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> This sentence by Sarah
>>> I wonder if we are seeing the next stage in curatorial study --
>>> exhibitions devoted to the practice of curators. Can anyone name any others?
>>> (has the Getty mounted a show about Szeeman yet?)
>> is very important, I think.
>> I was wandering what it means to have all those images of the setting
>> up/preparation of an exhibition put online (Flikr or elsewhere) and being
>> included in catalogs, books, etc.
>> Transparency for whom ? Transparency of what ?
>> Why do we want the audience to see "the kitchen" as we say in French when we
>> (curators, artists, and everyone envolved in building a show) spend so much
>> energy, time, money to "display" a work of art in a manner that makes sense,
>> is respectful of the intention of the artist and that, precisely, hides the
>> So, would another "next step" be an exhibition "in the making", without the
>> works fully "set up" or with the crates, hammers and all the tools, wires,
>> and dust also on display ?
>> And then, what would it/should it look like ? and what would it tell ?
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