Artis and the Center for Contemporary Art presented an evening exploring experimental exhibition formats through case studies by three curators: Joshua Decter, Sophie Goltz and Chelsea Haines.
Decter discussed his role as a curatorial interlocutor for “inSite_05 Interventions,” an exhibition platform that questioned models of context-specificity and social engagement within the border environs of San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. He also presented his book, Art is a Problem, including the chapter “What do we want from exhibitions?” (from which the panel’s title was derived).
Goltz presented two curatorial projects that translated history into exhibition by use of the archive, and vise versa: “Art and Publicity: 40 Years of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein” (2009) and “The Future Archive” (2012).
Haines discussed two projects with artists who confound the distinction between studio and public practice: “The Lovasik Estate Sale,” a commission with Jon Rubin at the 2012 Shanghai Biennial and the exhibition “Theaster Gates: A Way of Working,” co-organized with Carin Kuoni for the inaugural Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics at The New School, New York.
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.