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THE INSANITY OF PASSING: RISK, RADICALISM, AND OTHER NECESSARY DELUSIONS IN CURATORIAL PEDAGOGY

Monday 22 June 2015
19.00 – 20.30
Hordaland Kunstsenter, Klosteret 17, 5005 Bergen


Third lecture in a series on different typologies of curatorial practice organized by the The Norwegian Association of Curators.

An tripartite approach to curatorial pedagogy: departing from Mary Walling Blackburn’s text ‘XOXO Insanity, Institution’ in e-flux journal #26 (June 2011), she spoke about the problem of space for risk in art institutions generally; she spoke about how to teach risking taking through the example of Authority Figures, a practical curating course she taught at the New School in New York; and she was going to speak about collaboration as curatorial pedagogy through her co-curated exhibition Failing to Levitate, which was a project focused on risk and failure. She did not do this third. Instead, she spoke at length about the film Time Passes by Norwegian artist Ane Hjort Guttu.


Video documentation of the talk available here.