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The Post-Curatorial Turn


Whereas the figure of the curator has taken centre-stage in the exhibitions business over the last three decades, with curatorial authority and authorship assuming a central role within both mainstream and alternative institutional structures, more recently other forms of cooperation have increasingly seemed to be arising in exhibition organisation: there is talk of a Post-Curatorial Turn. The first 2017 issue examines the emerging interest in developing genre-busting exhibition formats and presentation forms and the close connections between this phenomenon and new constellations, both self-organised and institutional, with a clear interest in a longer term, coherent exhibition policy; it also addresses how this development is linked to concepts such as artistic research, alternative teaching and study practices, as well as the structural crisis of museums and the festival and biennale circuit.


From Para to Post: The Rise and Fall of Curatorial Reason

Post-Curatorial: Testing Site

From the Critique of Institutions to Institutional Therapy