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Exhibition Research Lab

Course
2020-2021

Admission requirements

There are no admission requirements for this course.

Apply by registering for the course in Osiris or uSis.

The course is intended for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year BA students from all departments of the KABK. The course also welcomes students from Leiden University.

A maximum of 15 students in total (Leiden University and KABK) can participate in the programme.
The course will be taught in English.

Description

Is an exhibition a mere platform for presenting an artwork? Or is it an intrinsic part of the creative process? Where lies the difference and what are the implications of these different positions for the artist’s research process and artistic practice? How do various curatorial roles relate to notions of artistic autonomy? Why do artists make exhibitions anyway?

This interdisciplinary course offers students practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of exhibition making in general, and of the potentialities of exhibition making in relation to their own artistic practice in particular.

Students will (re-)make and show new work, critically reflect on this process as well as investigate the possibilities of an exhibition as a framework for research, experiment and (re-)presentation. Special attention will be given to the possibilities of artistic innovation based on Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of the rhizome.
The course entails two parts. The first part focusses on the history and theory of exhibition making and the role of the (artist as) curator. Influential exhibitions will be analysed and discussed, including Op Losse Schroeven, Magiciens de la Terre, Xerox Book, Documenta, the Venice Biennial, the exhibitions of some avant-garde movements and emerging forms such as exhibitions in virtual space. What are the artistic, social, political and economic issues addressed in these exhibitions?

In the second part the focus lies on the students’ individual research, which will take place in several exhibition spaces in the academy. Students will develop their intuition and ‘spatial thinking’ while experimenting with their works in a variety of display modes, space typologies and presentation forms. Particular exhibition strategies and attitudes, as well as the role of the spectator in relation to specific works, will be discussed. In what ways may this process of analysis and reflection affect one’s work and practice?

Tatjana Macic is a visual artist, writer and theoretician. She studied art at the Academy of Art and Design AKI, and got her Master’s degree from the University of Amsterdam, where she wrote a thesis about curating, politics and innovation. She is founder of Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru, an initiative for art, research, dialogue and exchange; and is currently a teacher of Artistic Research at the KABK.

Course objectives

This interdisciplinary course offers students practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of exhibition making in general, and of the potentialities of exhibition making in relation to their own artistic practice in particular.

Students will (re-)make and show new work, critically reflect on this process as well as investigate the possibilities of an exhibition as a framework for research, experiment and (re-)presentation. Special attention will be given to the possibilities of artistic innovation based on Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of the rhizome.

Timetable

Dates and times

12 meetings Wednesdays 12.00-18.30h (division online/offline including rooms TBA)

17-02-2021 (online)
03-03-2021 (online)
10-03-2021 (room PB 101)
17-03-2021 (peer study online)
24-03-2021 (peer study online)
31-3-2021 (peer study in room PC202 )
07-04-2021 (room PA007 and PA009)
14-04-202 (room PB111)
21-04-2021 (online)
28-04-2021 (workday in room PD210)
12-05-2021 (workday in room PA007 and PA009)
19-05-2021 (workday in room PA007 and PA009)

Location

Address: The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Prinsessegracht 4, 2514 AN The Hague.
Classroom: division online/offline including rooms TBA

SESSION 1 AND 2
Theoretical lecture and student presentations

SESSION 3, 4 AND 5 (SELF STUDY)
Practice-based research in exhibition spaces, developing exhibition concept and building up exhibition

SESSION 6 AND 7
Concept development and delivery

SESSION 8
Students make sketches, gather materials, test equipment, make maquettes and write promotional material for the exhibition (PR, bio’s, short statements).

SESSION 9, 10, 11 1 AND 12 (SELF STUDY AT LOCATION)
Experimenting in exhibition space and building a group physical/online exhibition, opening and building down of the exhibition, (definitive dates may vary due to availability of spaces and wishes of students):

SESSION 13
Exhibition closing and evaluation, deadline for short reflection paper

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

3 EC

Assessment method

T.B.A.

Assessment

T.B.A.

Brightspace

No.

Reading list

T.B.A.

Registration

Participants will be selected on the basis of their motivated application.

Apply before Monday 8 February 2021 by registering and uploading a brief letter of motivation (max. 400 words) plus a few images of artworks and/or designs in OSIRIS (For Leiden University students, send motivation to lectoratektp@kabk.nl). The result of the selection will be announced on Friday 12 February 2021.

Late submissions can not be accepted.

Max. 12 students can apply for the course.

Full attendance is obligatory in order to receive study points towards the Individual Study Trajectory (3 EC).

For questions Emily Huurdeman, coordinator of the lectorate, at lectoraatktp@kabk.nl.

Leiden University students: Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte
Registration Contractonderwijs

Contact

For questions about the courses in the Art Research Programme, please contact Emily Huurdeman, coordinator of the lectorate, at mailto:e.huurdeman@kabk.nl.

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