WORLD OF ART, School for curators and critics of contemporary art,
Exhibition of Ready to Print art editions
March 15-25, 2012
International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Pod turnom 3, Ljubljana
Artists: Brigit Brenner, Dani Gal, Guerilla Girls, Clare Kenny, Lucie Kolb, Monochrom, Ana Roldán, Shirana Shahbazi, Riikka Tauriainen
Opening lecture: Thursday, 15th March 2012, at 7pm
Dorothee Richter: Artists and Curators as Authors – Competitors, Collaborators, or Teamworkers?
Source: Editions - Ready to Print 13 (16 x A4) = A0 x 13
Saša Nabergoj prepared for the exhibition Print! selection of art editions of the project Editions – Ready to Print 13 (16 x A4) = A0 x 13 to present them in the exhibition space of International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. This study exhibition intends to open issues connected to questions of democratic model of art distribution and will establish dialogue wit conceptual art and lost ‘aura’ of the author – artist. At the same time it will question the role of the curator and his power-position and professional competence in the world of art.
Print your own choice of editions out and send photographs back to email@example.com
The project Editions - Ready to Print 13 (16 x A4) = A0 x 13 is particularly interested in the format of editions as a democratic model of art distribution. In 2011 the participants of the post-graduated program in curating from Zürich asked thirteen artists of different backgrounds and formal interests to produce PDF editions. Each artist has created a work on paper consisting of 16 pages in the A4 format, most of which will be assembled on the exhibition to form single two-dimensional pieces of work in the A0 format.
Concept of the project Editions – Ready to Print 13 (16 x A4) = A0 x 13:
Dorothee Richter, Andrea Roca with Milena Brendle, Chantal Bron, Melanie Buechel, Jeannine Herrmann, Amber Hickey, Sonja Hug, Garance Massart-Blum, Candida Pestana, Corinne Rinaldis, Dimitrina Sevova, Lindsey Sharman, Catrina Sonderegge
At the opening lecture Dorothee Richter will question artistic and curatorial authorship and will try to place it in broader historical frame. Are artists and curators competitors at taking the grants for authorship in contemporary art? Did curators adopted the process of artistic self-organization? If they really did, what are the consequences? Are artists and curators co-workers on the field which is little undefined and more flexible and open as such?
Production: SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts
Co-production: Postgraduate Curatorial studies of Institute Cultural Studies in the Arts (Zürich Art University)
Supported by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.
Thanks: International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC)
[Published March 9, 2012]