Past Public Program

Case In Point: What Do We Want From Exhibitions?

Artis and the Center for Contemporary Art presented an evening exploring experimental exhibition formats through case studies by three distinguished curators: Joshua Decter, Sophie Goltz and Chelsea Haines.

Joshua Decter discussed his role as a curatorial interlocutor for inSite_05 Interventions, an exhibition platform that questioned models of context-specificity and social engagement within the border environs of San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. He will also discuss his forthcoming book, Art is a Problem, including the chapter “What do we want from exhibitions?” (for which this panel was titled).

Sophie Goltz presented two curatorial projects that translated history into exhibition by use of the archive, and vise versa: Art and Publicity: 40 Years of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2009) and The Future Archive (2012).

Chelsea Haines discussed two projects with artists who confound the distinction between studio and public practice: The Lovasik Estate Sale, a commission with Jon Rubin at the 2012 Shanghai Biennial and the exhibition Theaster Gates: A Way of Working, co-organized with Carin Kuoni for the inaugural Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics at The New School, New York.