Subject: EXC - Exhibition Concepts - 2013
College of Arts, Victoria University
Class 10 - Grad Show & Ghost Signs - curatorial development
Examine selection processes for curating an exhibition. what ethical issues may arise from dealing with a range of content and material types? social, ethnic, legal, ownership, privacy etc.
3DVAS - the virtual exhibition space - presentation
Today we will take a look at the VAS exhibitions and finalise any promotional flyer/invitations that are not complete.
In considering the promotion of your exhibition, you can use social media, create a post on your blog, and if you can think of any other options, we can do those too. It would be great to have the flyers (can be A4) that we can pin up in the Gallery on Level 17, and if you want to place them anywhere else, we can do that too.
On the flyer you should include the following information:
Details for the 3DVAS website account
The account that you will all use for this project is here:
Guest Speaker - Dr Stefan Schutt - Ghost Signs
Stefan will talk about the Lewis & Skinner Archive & provide some useful starting points and insights into the archive and how you might go about beginning your curatorial investigations.
New Assessment Tasks starting today: Unit CULMS008B Conceive, develop & realise exhibition designs
Discuss these tasks and start thinking about how you might contribute to these group projects:
Graduate Show Invitation & Title Design
Take a look at some previous exhibition invitations we were able to dig up:
Has anyone got any other invitations that might be good for generating ideas?
Do some general brainstorming with the whole group, then break into smaller groups to do some research & come up with ideas:
Not quiet apropos, but I found this for the first year students that are doing a personal artist's manifesto for Cultural Studies: a book titled 100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists (Penguin Modern Classics), edited by Alex Danchev, 2011. It doesn't have many pictures, but the text is really interesting and you can dip into it at any point. You can get an eBook version on Kindle from Amazon for only $10:
If anyone wants to have a look at it, I have it on my iPad which I will bring to class. It might be a good starting point for ideas generation.
Alisha Ryan's selection today - Salt Art (Bashir Sultani)
What are your impressions of this impermanent artwork? is the artwork the salt, the video of the process, the final image, all of the above? Discuss.
*Make a blog post about these videos.
Reminder: next week Nick will present a video of his choice
Homework / Readings
Work on your blogs - I want to see lots more content on the blog from everyone - especially your own work!!
Godwin Bradbeer exhibition - it closes this Saturday, so if you haven't already seen it, please do. Godwin will be speaking here on Tuesday May 28th, so it would be good to see his work "in the flesh" before then:
Godwin Bradbeer exhibition Pentimenti at James Makin Gallery in Collingwood.
Details: closes May 11
If you're going on public transport, the best way from the city is to take the No. 86 Tram from Burke St and get off at the corner of Gertrude St/Smith St and walk a couple of small blocks to Cambridge St.
Don’t forget to make some notes or take some photos you can use when you post your review of this to your blogs!
Some curating related links