The Artist as Curator: Exhibition as Medium and the Politics of Display (VA4124.02)

Anne Thompson

Artists throughout history have played signal roles in shifting the parameters around and definitions of exhibition making. This course considers the various ways that artists working in and outside conventional structures have shaped art history and radicalized curatorial practice. Readings and assignments will cover artist groups and collaborative networks; artists who create the display context for their own production; the intersection of political and formal motivations for artist-led exhibitions; strategies of institutional critique; and current interests in the “parcuratorial,” or the practice of approaching the exhibition as a medium. Throughout the course, students will research and give presentations on how historical examples influence artists working today.

Prerequisites: Students should e-mail short statements of interest, including previous coursework and particular areas of interest related to curatorial practice.
Credits: 2
M 10:00am - 11:50am; Th 10:00am - 11:50am (second seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as Anne Thompson, All courses, Second Seven Week, Two Credit, 4000, Visual Arts (VA), Monday and/or Thursday Mornings, and tagged , , , , .