A Bookshop: The Consumer Form as Curatorial Strategy
Consumer Research Bureau/ was introduced in 2016 at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Curatorial Research Bureau, a collaboration between California College of the Arts and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, both in San Francisco, California, was launched in 2018. The online and itinerant bookshop called 100 Books was founded in 2019.
These initiatives are unified by the expanded possibilities in the consumer form of a bookshop for bringing together communities through curated academic and public programs, using the bookshop as a convivial site for the production and distribution of knowledge in strategically curated activities and selections of titles.
16th Istanbul Biennial: The Seventh Continent
Istanbul Biennial Foundation Production and Research Program
Nejat Eczacıbaşı, Building Sadi Konuralp Caddesi, No: 5
Monday, September 9, 2019, 5:00 p.m
Reflections on Wendelien van Oldenborgh’s Cinema Olanda, Toward a Postcolonial Aesthetic in Contemporary Exhibition
Cinema Olanda is a short film by the Dutch artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh that examines the complex histories of colonialism and contemporary representations of national identity in Dutch society. Cinema Olanda served as the centerpiece of the artist’s contribution of the same title to the Dutch Pavilion curated by Lucy Cotter in the 57th edition of the Venice Biennale in 2017.
In this visiting seminar with graduate students at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the exhibition Cinema Olanda, including its multiple filmic, architectural and programmatic parts, is the departure point for identifying and discussing the characteristics and qualities of a postcolonial aesthetic in contemporary exhibition today.
Advanced Curatorial Practice Seminar
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
36 S Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1–4:00 p.m.
I Call This Work Research
Exhibitions/residencies/public programs/a publication studio/a workshop/learning sites/archival research/bookshops/websites/writings/teaching/an interview project and — slash — a beer garden. Slashes and hybridity. Public and private activities, intentionally orchestrated and coordinated connections and mediations: this is what a curatorial research practice looks like.
Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery
College of Humanities & the Arts
San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 5:00 p.m.