Artis and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art presented a panel discussion focusing on curatorial methods of connecting contemporary art with experimental literature and poetry. Visual art, both contemporary and historical, is mostly encountered through text: a label or curatorial text on a wall, a review in a newspaper, and increasingly personal impressions on social media. Artists in the 1960s and ’70s explored this phenomenon and created text-based conceptual artwork, much of which could be constituted in language alone. This panel considered the contemporary way curators are using language in experimental ways to expand visual art practices, and what effects the crossover of these fields has had on each. Moderated by Christian Viveros-Fauné.
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.
Kim Nguyen is a curator and writer based in Vancouver, Canada, who is the director and curator of the non-profit art space, Artspeak. Between 2011 and 2016 she presented exhibitions and publications with artists such as Valérie Blass, Yuji Agematsu, Abbas Akhavan, Abigail DeVille, Aaron Flint Jamison, and Danh Vo.
Niels Van Tomme is the Director of de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam. As a curator, researcher and critic, he works on the intersections between contemporary culture, social studies and aesthetics.
Christian Viveros-Fauné is a New York-based writer and curator. His work has appeared in The Art Newspaper, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and the Village Voice. The recipient of a 2010 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, he was named inaugural Critic-in-Residence at the Bronx Museum for 2010–11. He is currently art and culture critic for artnet News.