2010-2011 Negotiating Equity: Art After Space
Curated and tutored by Renée Ridgway and n.e.w.s. contributors Guests: Stephen Wright, Prayas Abhinav, Nancy Adajania, Geoff Cox, Simon Ferdinando, Ranjit Hoskote, Kristian Lukić, Ni Haifeng, Alfredo Cramerotti, Nishant Shah
Participants: Ane Ostrem, Doris Denekamp, Eelco Wagenaar, Eric Philippoz, Kostas Tzimoulis, Nancy Tjong, Patricia Sousa, Rosie Heinrich, Sylwia Galon
Negotiating Equity investigates curation as artistic practice, investigating experimental and conceptual art practices under physical as well as virtual conditions. Negotiating Equity draws upon theories of fairness in questioning divergent value systems and asserts that these terms of engagement imply rethinking the political, economic and social conditions of art.
Negotiating Equity tests artistic models amongst students, curators, artists, art critics and writers from around the world. The nature and format of this project favors cooperative endeavor, while considering the implications of self-curation. Drawing upon a wide range of artistic and art-related practices, some off the radar, undocumented and under-theorized, others representative of art historical paradigms, we examine various exhibition and presentation models along with addressing and finding other audiences, virtual or otherwise, implicitly or explicitly challenging dominant regimes of spectatorship all too often considered self-evident.
In 2010-2011 'Art after Space' concentrated on all the manifold possibilities of 'space' as more than just a place, including the collaboration with Srishti School of Art and Design and CEMA (Centre for Experimental Media Art) in Bangalore, India.