Our esteemed COOP partner Bulegoa z/b announces the 4th edition of "The Papers of the Exhibition (1977-2017)": International curating symposium held in person (in Bilbao) and online on October 21 & 22, with among the contributors DAI tutor 2015-2019 Ruth Noack, as well as Ana Dević and Maria Lind who have been guest tutoring with us.

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The Papers of the Exhibition (1977-2017) is a collaborative project between Bulegoa z/b and Azkuna Zentroa which aims to study certain exhibitions that took place between 1977 and 2017. To that end, different international encounters will take place, each one focused on a particular decade.

So far, three meetings have been held. The first one in 2016 in Prologue format, and the other two in 2017 and 2019, focused on the decades between 1977 and 1987 and between 1987 and 1997, respectively.

The next meeting will be held on 21 and 22 October 2020, in an online and in-person edition, where cases from the 1997-2007 decadewill be studied.

In addition to the six guest talks, three communications will be presented. The symposium will be preceded by a workshop, in which materials relating to the symposium contents will be worked on. The workshop will take place on 6, 7, 13 and 14 October. Peio Aguirre will direct one of the sessions.

GUEST SPEAKERS: Ana Dević, Yaiza Hernández, Lisette Lagnado, Maria Lind, Ruth Noack, Azucena Vieites.

PAPERS: Ieva Astahovska, Carmiña Dovale Carrión, Jone Alaitz Uriarte.

3RD DECADE. 1997-2007
An exhibition is a set of objects assembled in a specific physical space. Anyone visiting the exhibition discovers shapes, artefacts which occupy the same space-time framework in which the visitor finds herself. This circumstance enables the viewer to walk and trace itineraries through the space, to access a direct, although mediated, encounter between her body and those objects.

An exhibition is also a device which enables displays and overflows from that same given space-time framework. The years encompassed by this fourth meeting coincide with the turning point in the development of digital technologies and the acceleration of globalisation processes, as well as their effects on the context of art. During this decade some exhibitions will put the potential of the exhibition device into practice. Held within the context of the New Normal, this fourth meeting presents some of those practical implementations as examples in which the exhibition is shown as a critical instrument, a discursive tool that intends to produce public space.


Wednesday, 21 October, 2020
16:00. Introduction
16:30. Ana Dević: An Artist Who Cannot Speak English Is No Artist
17:30. Azucena Vieites. Nineties low-fi artistic practices in the Basque Country
18:30. Yaiza Hernández Velázquez. Heart of Darkness
19:30. Conversation

Thursday, 22 October, 2020
12:00-14:00. Papers: Ieva Astahovska, Carmiña Dovale Carrión, Jone Alaitz Uriarte.
Ieva Astahovska: Exhibitions in Central and Eastern Europe and their role in construction/deconstruction regional identities
Carmiña Dovale Carrión: El tiempo de Esther Ferrer
Jone Alaitz Uriarte: Radiodays. What Happens When Viewers Become Listeners?

16:00. Introduction
16:30. Ruth Noack. Woven Narratives – On documenta 12 and some of its interlacings
17:30. Lisette Lagnado: The São Paulo Biennale, between internalisation and discursive emancipation
18:30. Maria Lind
19:30. Conversation

* Simultaneous translation into Basque, Spanish and English.

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