Beyond the Gallery and into Other Fields
Curating Context describes a field where the curatorial practice is extended beyond curating exhibitions into working with entire contexts. It articulates the why and how of curating art projects that gain their meaning in relation to a surrounding context, or which need a specific structure in order to play out. In this practice, curatorial considerations are interwoven with the production, and the intentions of artists and curators lead the way rather than institutional structures.
The texts and conversations in this book reflect on how these curatorial methodologies not only situate works in different places, but also transfer curatorial methods into other fields, such as the contexts of law, urban development, and constructions of the civic. This exciting curatorial approach where each project sets new demands, requires very specific skills rarely taught in curatorial programs. Curating Context is an attempt to share a sustained conversation among practitioners in the field.
Contributors: Grégory Castéra, Claire Doherty, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Suzanne Lacy, Raimundas Malašauskas, Magdalena Malm, María Mur Dean, RAQS Media Collective, Jessica Segerlund, Nato Thompson, and Joanna Zawieja.
Editor: Magdalena Malm
Art and Theory Publishing and Statens Konstråd 2017