the working relationships artist, curator and institution

Very interesting research around the relationship between curator – artist – artwork. Also the format of the online journal (JAR) excites me: all the text and images are presented on one ‘page’, but the reader can’t see an ‘overview’, only sees what appears on-screen. You have to scroll, or should I say stroll around to see & read. Add open access and peer-reviewed and it should create an uptodate platform to disseminate artists’ research.

Kit Hammonds, ‘Scenarios About Europe: Experiments in the working relationships artist, curator and institution‘, Research Catalogue (22/02/2012) [accessed 11/12/2012]

Abstract: “In this exposition I reflect on and explore different facets of my relationship with artists when presenting the three Scenarios About Europe. In the introduction I lay out the basic framework of the Scenarios About Europe exhibition as conceived by the artistic director, Barbara Steiner, and as enacted by the curators involved. The following chapters consider the relationships between curator and artist during the making and realisation of each scenario using the three as comparative models. The topics addressed are ‘how and when are exhibitions written? in ‘Show and Tell’, and labour in ‘Dirty Hands’. A third chapter on the social networks between artists and curator, and the effect on production is to follow. Overall this exposition puts forward the ‘Scenarios About Europe’ exhibition as a place of research into the subject of community in the subject of the works displayed and in its working methodologies aimed aimed at a final exhibition in London in 2012.”

Research published at JAR:

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines. With the aim of displaying practice in a manner that respects artists’ modes of presentation, JAR abandons the traditional journal article format and offers its contributors a dynamic online canvas where text can be woven together with image, audio and video. These research documents called ‘expositions’ provide a unique reading experience while fulfilling the expectations of scholarly dissemination.

The Journal is underpinned by the Research Catalogue (RC) a searchable, documentary database of artistic research. Anyone can compose an exposition and add it to the RC using the online editor and suitable expositions can be submitted to the editorial board for peer-review and publication in JAR. Read more about submissions or start composing expositions straight away by registering for an account, which is free of charge.

JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR). Become a member.

via 2 (2012) – JAR.


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