Discussions lead and moderated by Céline Kopp with the participation of Manuel Segade
This third meeting focuses on the preparation and development of a common Europe-wide strategy with the presentation of tools, methodologies, transformative actions, and true equality measures.
Taking Care: Revaluation of Practices and Ethics of Care
Julie Pellegrin & Helena Reckitt
How can we talk in a non-judgmental environment amongst peers felt like a constructive step towards unlearning unsustainable work habits? How can we imagine ourselves operating as part of a caring alliance? How can we push back against exploitative working conditions? How can we develop propositions for new habits and structures in which care would be more equitably valued, remunerated, and distributed? How can we care with others? How can we develop more reciprocal forms of care, based in the redistribution of resources, between curators and the artists, institutions, communities and publics?
Hospitality and Diversity Politics, The Ambivalences of Access
Iris Dressler & Nanne Buurman
Who hosts whom and to what ends? How can we be inclusive without reproducing given power structures? How can we create safer spaces without depoliticizing art institutions? How can we enable participation without paternalism? How can we avoid stabilizing given epistemologies by simply expanding canons and broadening audiences? How to deal with the risk of inclusion as a means of regulation and normalization? How do we avoid a moralizing self-purification of curatorial practices? How can we acknowledge art's / our complicity with capitalism, colonialism and patriarchy?
• Céline Kopp
Céline Kopp is Director of Le Magasin, Centre national d'art contemporain in Grenoble, from 2012 to 2022 she was Director of Triangle – Astérides, a non-for-profit arts institution and artist residency in Marseille. In this capacity, she was board member of la Friche a multidisciplinary venue run as a coop, and curated major projects with artists Liz Magor, Laure Prouvost, artists group ASCO, Charles Atlas, Jesse Darling, Paul Maheke, Dominique White, amongst others. Previously, she was Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporay Art in Chicago (2008), and curator at ART2102 in Los Angeles (2006-2007). As an independent curator she developed a long-term research and residency project in Memphis TN (2008-2009) and recently curated solo exhibitions with Andrea Büttner at MRAC Occitanie, Sérignan (2016), Liv Schulman at 68Art Institute, Copenhagen (2017), and the 2018 Rennes Biennale with Etienne Bernard. She holds an MA from the École du Louvre, and from the CCA at the Royal College of Art, London.
• Julie Pellegrin
Julie Pellegrin is interested in the broad notion of performativity and practices that address social, political, and ethical issues, with an emphasis on notions of presence, relationships, and attention. From 2007 to 2020, she directed the contemporary art centre La Ferme du Buisson (Noisiel, France). Currently, a resident at the Académie de France à Rome – Villa Médicis, she is working on a book of interviews exploring the politics of performance in contemporary art and is also conducting research on the connections between artistic practices and anarchist theories.
• Helena Reckitt
Helena Reckitt has worked as a curator, education director, and editor for organisations including the ICA, London, the Power Plant, Toronto, the Contemporary, Atlanta, and Routledge, London. As an independent curator she has devised exhibitions including Getting Rid of Ourselves (2014) and Habits of Care (2017). She is editor of Art and Feminism (Phaidon Press, 2001) and Sanja Iveković: Unknown Heroine (Calvert 22, 2013), co editor of Acting on AIDS (Serpent’s Tail, 1998) and Instituting Feminism, with Dorothee Richter, (OnCurating, 2021) and Consultant Editor for The Art of Feminism (Tate Publishing/Chronicle Book, 2019). She is currently Reader in Curating in the Art Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2015 she initiated the Feminist Duration Reading Group, which meets each month in London, and online during the pandemic, to explore under-known feminisms.
• Iris Dressler
Iris Dressler is, along with Hans D. Christ, the co-director of Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and teaches as an associate lecturer at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. One of Dressler’s and Christ’s main focuses is to explore collaborative, transnational and transdisciplinary forms of curating. They have presented solo exhibitions of artists such as Stan Douglas (in collaboration with Staatsgalerie Stuttgart), Anna Oppermann or Carrie Mae Weems. They further realized collaborative exhibition projects such as On Difference (2005, 2006), Subversive Practices (2009) or Actually, The Dead are not Dead (Bergen Assembly, 2019; Württembergischer Kunstverein 2020 - 2022. The exhibition 50 Jahre nach 50 Jahre Bauhaus 1968 on the German Bauhaus reception in 1968 was on view in 2018.
• Nanne Buurman
Nanne Buurman is a researcher, lecturer, curator, author and editor based in Leipzig and Kassel, Germany. Before her current job as a specialist for documenta and exhibition studies at Kassel University, she was a member of the InterArt Research Group at the Freie Universität Berlin and a Visiting Scholar at Goldsmiths College in London. She co-edited the OnCurating issue documenta: Curating the History of the Present (2017), the anthology Situating Global Art: Temporalities – Topologies – Trajectories (2018) and is Founding Editor of the research platform documenta studies (launched in October 2018).