Lecture:'(Self)Exhibiting.The Ethos of the Curator’, Daniel Tyradellis @ Salon Populaire, March 29th, 2012

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(Self)Exhibiting.The Ethos of the Curator
Regardless of where, how or what is being exhibited, the curator is always also exhibiting him or herself, specifically in the way they decide to convey the idea of what an exhibition could or should be. Aside from the curator’s self-perception in relation to his or her topic, the context in which they work also plays an important role, as does the general museum context they necessarily work in relation to, including different institutions, artists, exhibited objects, donors, and viewers. Who serves whom, and who exploits whom? Or is the main concern of the curator to find an independent “third space”, that can be free from all these constraints? If so –  who or what is being served in this space?
Salon Populaire organizes the series of lectures  “Exhibiting and the Exhibition” with the aim of approaching the contemporary art world’s ongoing debate on the role of the Curator.It is conceived as an open, in depth discussion forum chaired by a special guest and invites all those who are interested in the exhibition as a form of knowledge production and who are seeking a long-term dialogue. The series does not focus solely on the curator and his or her work, but attempts to present their role in light of its whole context and with regard to other actors in the field of art and media.
They are not only concerned with challenging different practices but also with attempting to articulate and establish exhibition and the exhibiting as a discourse. This discourse examines the role of different actors and parameters in relation to their function, social space and productivity. They would like to discuss and describe the terms of exhibiting: what ‘curating’ inside and outside of the museological framework can mean.A series by Ellen Blumenstein and Felix Vogel

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