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:
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.
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.
The curators then relied on aesthetic considerations of the site for the work as well was their reading of the work itself.
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:
- View/download Housed guide/map – Phase 2 [PDF] for Phase 2 of the project – 9 April 2015
- See more pictures of Housed: phase 2 on Facebook
- Learn more about Housed: on our blog
- Read about the artists and curators in Housed: