9 April 2015 – The engaging results of the curators’ intervention

Following a crit with MA Head of Curating & Collections, with head of MA Critical Theory, the curators moved into Housed: and “rearranged the furniture.” Their aim was to push the works to new limits and test the boundaries between artist and curator.

MA Curating & Collections intervene in Housed:

Here is the result:

Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.

Some pieces weren’t re-sited whilst some works were moved. In either case, even a small change resulted in a striking new conversation between works.

Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.

Every small detailed was carefully considered. The curators knew very little about the artist or the works presented, even though some artists provided a supporting element in a small envelope left near their work… a kind of telegram to the curator.

Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.

The curators then relied on aesthetic considerations of the site for the work as well was their reading of the work itself.

Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.
Photo credit Kelise Franclemont.

Tomorrow [10 April 2015] the artists and curators will come together for a final shared discussion about the week.

More links and information about Housed:

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