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Exhibition practice

  • ECTS credits0
  • Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
  • Course codeKMD-MAK-301
  • Number of semesters1
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Exhibition Practice

Through a series of week-long workshops, this course aims to investigate both practically and discursively exhibition practices. On one hand participants will earn professional skills related to exhibition making (from model-making, sketching, the writing of statements or proposals, documentation, publications, HKS MA week end, Graduation Show), on the other hand, this workshop is also aiming to question those sets of codes anew.

We will be looking together at exhibitions and what is around those same exhibitions (press releases, catalogues, documentation, curator, technician, etc.), at the history of exhibitions and the apparatus of the display, the impossible narration of the installation shot, discuss the further potentialities of this format, and, ideally, we will playfully experiment with the notion of exhibiting, from the physical dispersion of things to the immaterial alignment of thoughts. 

Historical and conceptual approaches to exhibition making by artists will be presented together with mechanisms of exhibition space(s) and its different frameworks (white cube, modernist exhibition space, site specificity, public space, exhibition as book, website, etc.).

Course leader: Dominique Hurth