Artis and the Center for Contemporary Art presented an evening exploring two distinct institutions that offer creative freedom and operate as intimate curatorial models. Chris Sharp and Marc-Olivier Wahler considered questions such as: Do peripheral locations open up new avenues for creative freedom? Can boutique arts organizations compete with publicly funded institutions? How does one balance international demands with local resources and tastes? The event was moderated by Jennifer Krasinski.
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.
Jennifer Krasinski has written on art, film, video and performance for numerous publications, including Artforum.com , The Village Voice , Bidoun , n+1 , and T he Paris Review blog. She is the author of Prop Tragedies (Wrath of Dynasty Press, 2010).
Chris Sharp is a writer and independent curator based in Mexico City, where he co-runs, with the Mexican artist Martin Soto Climent, the project space Lulu.
Marc-Olivier Wahler is an international curator, contemporary art critic, and art historian who has organized over 400 exhibitions. He is the founder and director of Chalet Society, Paris, and was formerly director of Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006-2012), director of Swiss Institute, New York (2000-2006), founding director of CAN, Neuchâtel (1995- 2000), and founding editor of PALAIS Magazine.