Exhibit A: Authorship on Display

APR 07, 2014 | 10:00 AM TO 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


9100: Skylight Room


April 07, 2014: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM





Ian Berry, Claire Bishop, Carol Bove, Caitlin Burkhart, Lynne Cooke, Boris Groys, Chelsea Haines, Lucy Hunter, Grant Johnson, David Joselit, Lewis Kachur, Natalie Musteata, Florence Ostende, João Ribas, Pietro Rigolo, Dieter Roelstraete

In the last two decades, the study of exhibition history has grown exponentially: a recent surge of publications, conferences, courses, and reconstructions of historical exhibitions has fostered a new body of knowledge. Yet these discussions are conspicuously bifurcated, shuttling between a small coterie of curators on the one hand, and a select number of scholars on the other. In curatorial circles, discourse often focuses on individual practices, with little sustained reflection on broader historical and museological implications. Meanwhile, in academic circles, the history of exhibitions is often situated in terms of spectatorship, without directing attention to the various forms of authorship involved in exhibition making.

This conference brings together artists, curators, art historians and emerging scholars for a day-long forum. Session topics include: the exhibition as medium; curatorial innovation in the retrospective exhibition; the growing prevalence of artist-curated exhibitions; and the recent ‘curatorial turn’ in art making.

See website for more details: http://centerforthehumanities.org/conference/exhibit-authorship-display