Exhibitionist #9

Overture

Jens Hoffmann and Lumi Tan

There are moments when it seems that a horde of vampires has taken over the art world, sucking from its lovely neck all the life, the creativity, the unruliness, and all the criticality, turning art into pure entertainment, commodity production, and celebrity culture. The undead are out there and, sadly, most of them do not look as intriguing and attractive as Christopher Lee on the cover of this issue.

In our perennial hope to offer some kind of antidote to whatever malady has the art world in its grip, we at The Exhibitionist have always struggled to maintain and declare our independence, and the contributions to this issue—our ninth—are no exception. Seeing the journal as a place to express an autonomous voice that is separate from one’s institution, to be unafraid to challenge one’s peers, and to create a place for ignored and forgotten histories, each contributor here acknowledges that exhibition making isn’t always easy. It necessarily reflects forces of social and political influence, and the push and pull of negotiating with artists and hosting institutions. But these tensions can be productive; they can help move the field forward.

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Contents

  • Overture

    Jens Hoffmann and Lumi Tan

  • Curators’ Favorites

    Monika Szewczyk
    Idolizing Twilight

    Chen Tamir
    Liminal Spaces

    Hendrik Folkerts
    WACK the Canon!

  • Back in the Day

    Inés Katzenstein
    Experiencias 68: A Threshold

  • Missing in Action

    Lucy Lippard
    After a Fashion: The Group Show

  • Attitude

    Massimiliano Gioni
    What I Did Last Summer

  • Assessments: Bergen Assembly 2013: Monday Begins on Saturday

    Christopher Y. Lew
    Workers’ Compensation

    Åse Løvgren
    More Verbs, Please

    Laurel Ptak
    Art in the Age of the Norwegian
    Semi-Social-Democratic-Post-Welfare State

    Johanne Nordby
    Wernø Love for Labor

  • Rigorous Research

    Germano Celant
    The Territories of Exhibition

  • Six x Six

    Ngahiraka Mason, Fionn Meade, Pablo León de la Barra, Filipa Ramos, María Inés Rodríguez, Syrago Tsiara

  • Rear Mirror

    Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski
    Considering the 2013 Carnegie International

    Jennifer Gross
    The Société Anonyme’s Dada Destiny