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Field testing: taking the curatorial outside the gallery

  • Keynes Library 43-46 Gordon Square London, WC1H 0PD United Kingdom (map)

Like the laboratory, the exhibition space is a highly controlled, closed environment, a self-contained universe that functions according to its own set of pre-determined rules, a function of the contemporary art world applied to a particular time and space. It is however possible to put art to the test in a “naturally occurring” environment, be it a rural or urban landscape, a social or political context, or any unpredictable set of confounding factors and background noises. How do notions of the curatorial change when applied to such expanded fields?

Keynes Library, 43-46 Gordon Square , Birkbeck, University of London.