Exhibition Experiments (working title) is a collaborative practice-based research project into histories of exhibition. Students, staff, experts and others will together research the idea of exhibition as a bundle of technologies for display and exchange. There are an increasing number of academic publications and conferences in curatorial and exhibition history, although the premise of this project is research through practice; we will make things, and make things happen.
The project might construct key exhibitionary moments; for example architect Frederick Kiesler’s 1924 L+T System for museum displays; a fragment of El Lissitsky's Abstract Cabinet (destroyed by the Nazis in 1937) we may also re-enact projects such as op losse schroeven (Stadelijk Museum, 1969) the entrepreneurial Freeze exhibition of 1988, or maybe one of Rirkrit Tiravanija's convivial cooking exhibitions.
These are mere suggestions - the plan would be to develop an exhibition of key exhibitionary experiments, collectively. This will unfold through seminars and workshops before the Triangle ‘exhibitionary’ period, and during the physical construction of the exhibition itself.
Exhibition: Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art & Design
When: Monday 21st May – Wednesday 30th May 2012
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