Edited by Magdalena Malm
Texts by Grégory Castéra, Claire Doherty, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Suzanne Lacy, Raimundas Malasauskas, Magdalena Malm, María Mur Dean, RAQS Media Collective, Jessica Segerl
Design by Kölqvist
2017, English, softcover
143 pages, 14.5 x 21 cm
Curating Context describes a field where curatorial practice is extended beyond the curation of exhibitions and 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 production, and rather than institutional structures it is the intentions of artists and curators that lead the way. 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, committed conversation between practitioners in the field.