Editor: Cătălin Gheorghe,
Mick Wilson
Published by
Artes / ArtMonitor
ISBN 978-606-547-238-9

Price: 45 lei

Texts by: Nick Aikens, Bassam El Baroni, Cosmin Costinaș, Galit Eilat, [Vasıf Kortun and Merve Elveren], Maria Lactans, Carolina Rito, Marco Scotini, Simon Sheikh

The art exhibition is the object of a wide range of critical explorations in contemporary practice and theory. Exhibition may be approached as a genre, as an apparatus and/or as a poetics (a process of worldmaking) and there is a wide and growing literature on exhibition histories and on the exhibition as a site of enquiry where these different constructions are employed. This volume seeks to add to the current wide range of scholarship, critique and curatorial experimentation that considers the affordances of exhibition. It seeks to do so with respect to the question of political imagination. Political imagination is intended here to suggest general operations of imagination in the realm of the political, and also the specific, more technical concept of the political imaginary.

Cătălin Gheorghe and Mick Wilson – Exhibitionary Acts of Political Imagination. Introduction

Galit Eilat – The Transparent Museum through the Looking Glass

Vasıf Kortun and Merve Elveren – What Do We Do Now?

The space of the exhibition as a space of political potential – A Conversation with Cosmin Costinaș

Marco Scotini – Not a Just Exhibition, But Just an Exhibition. The Case of Disobedience Archive

Nick Aikens – Approaching Research-Exhibition Practices

Carolina Rito – Infrastructures of the Exhibitionary

Simon Sheikh – The Problem Is Not To Make Political Exhibitions But to Make Exhibitions Politically!

Maria Lactans – Post-Exhibitionary Ruminations: Summer of 2021

Bassam El Baroni – Whither the Exhibition in the Age of Finance? Notes towards a Curatorial Practice of Leveraging