Artis and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art presented a panel discussion about curating performance. Many contemporary art institutions are oriented around static, object-based exhibition formats, even considering the shift in contemporary art in recent decades which saw dematerialization of the art object and rise of experiential events. This panel invited thinking around new modes of presenting performance, socially-engaged art, and ephemera. The speakers addressed questions including: How do audiences respond to ephemeral experiences? How can institutions embrace the challenges and opportunities that technology, new media, and the internet offer for event-based art-making? And what curatorial models offer the most flexibility to artists?
Case in Point is a series of talks and thematic panel discussions that take place during Artis’ Curatorial Seminar in Israel. Through presentations and a moderated discussion, participants focus on the practices of international and Israel-based curators, and investigate contemporary topics in the field of curating.
Dean Daderko is curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), where his exhibitions included “The Interview: Red, Red Future,” a solo exhibition with the artist MPA that addressed the impending human colonization of Mars; “Double Life” with artists Jérôme Bel, Wu Tsang, and Haegue Yang that considered possibilities for performance without live bodies; and “Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pan.”
Luigi Fassi is curator at the steirischer herbst festival in Graz. From 2009 to 2012, he was the Director of ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum in Bolzano, Italy, where he organized several group and solo exhibitions including Runo Lagomarsino, Chto Delat?, William E. Jones, Eva Kotatkova, and Alejandro Cesarco.
Jesi Khadivi is an independent curator, writer, and editor based in Berlin. She is the editor of the annual bi-lingual journal Sur (Guayaba Press, Mexico City).