Curating with Light Luggage
Liam Gillick, 2005
Kunstverein München e.V. and Revolver Publishing
This publication originated from a symposium which was one module of the project Telling Histories: An archive and three case studies with contributions by Mabe Bethônico and Liam Gillick. The symposium reflected on historical and actual models of art institutions and organisations that deal with production and circulation of art and ideas in an experimental and flexible way. It takes into consideration the complexity of artistic practises produced since the 60s that can adopt a wide range of variable formats, in many cases focused on strategies that establish relations between different systems or disciplines rather than producing a final visual object. How can these structures exist in places where there is not an established art institution, with an infra-structure present in regions such as Western Europe or the U.S.? How do you make these platforms possible and effective without making them into something with a permanent or rigid state? How do you use the support of an institution and still have space for production and circulation in an experimental and flexible way? On the other hand, how do you have a certain continuity without the support of an institution?