QUESTIONING

I

Given that each curatorial gesture is a process of inclusion and exclusion generated within a matrix of power, where is the space for curatorial self-reflexivity?

Nataša Petrešin Bachelez

II

How can we create an atmosphere in which collective, constitutive questioning becomes possible?

III

Do we need to rethink our curatorial authorship as a shared practice?

IV

When engaging with a community or location, can curatorial praxis deconstruct dominant power dynamics and sustain a potentially system-changing impact?

Marina Fokidis

V

Which strategies can dismantle privileges and biases that are so embedded in the system they have disappeared from curators’ plain sight?

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

VI

Are we ready to articulate the value of art-related activities without conforming to instrumentalist and reductionist attitudes?

Chus Martínez

VII

Shouldn’t we take ruptures as a chance to rethink togetherness and look for alternative languages – be it onsite, online, and/or in between?

Sophie Goltz

VIII

Inside the avalanche of digital representation, can we activate imagination against the perils of the attention economy?

IX

Can curatorial practice create a space of diagnosis without ambitions of heroic healing?

X

“You’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes, indeed, you’re gonna have to serve somebody”. Who?

Galit Eilat

This decalogue of rhetorical questions was created during the workshop “Everything you always wanted to know about curating and a few more questions” in August 2020 at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts by Darya Aloufy, Irene Angenica, Magali Avezou, Jillian Bogan, Berit Bührmann, Marina Fokidis, Anna Gardner, Julia Heldt, Adela Lovric, Davood Madadpoor, Dandara Maia, Giulia Menegale, Sara Milano, David Revés, Claudia Rosskopf, Asli Samadova, Jaroslava Tomanová, Alexandra Tryanova, and Aglaya Zhdanova.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.