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Exhibition Research Lab

Course
2019-2020

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

The course consists of 6 meetings on Wednesdays 10.00-16.30h (4/11 March) in BB.203 and (18/25 March, 1/8/15 April) in Gallery 4, BD.109.

04-03-2020: 10.00h-16.30h in BB.203

11-03-2020: 10.00h-16.30h in BB.203

18-03-2020: 10.00h-13.30h in BB.203 13.30h-16.30h Gallery 4

25-03-2020: 10.00h-16.30h in Gallery 4 (space available all week)

01-04-2020: 10.00h-16.30h in Gallery 4 (space available all week)

08-04-2020: 13.30h-16.30h Gallery 4 build down

15-04-2020: 10.00h-16.30h BB.203

Location

Address: The Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Prinsessegracht 4, 2514 AN The Hague.
Classroom: please see Dates and times above.

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

3 EC

Assessment method

T.B.A.

Assessment

T.B.A.

Blackboard

No.

Reading list

T.B.A.

Registration

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.

Remarks

  • No laptops allowed in the class room. Students should bring pens, pencils, and enough paper to enjoy a lot of hand writing in class.

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