H I S E N H A L E G A L L E R Y
‘I am a Curator’ is initiated and directed by Per Hüttner, a Paris-based Swedish artist-curator. To realise the project, Hüttner is collaborating with a number of international artists, curators, artist-groups, architects, organisers, critics, assistants and designers.
am a Curator’ is an experiment in democratising the curatorial process.
For Hüttner, democracy comes with great responsibility, and his project
aims to encourage a dialogue about the complexity of the curatorial process.
It also seeks to engage the visitor in a debate about the limits of interpretation
of an artwork. The project starts with the question: what are the intentions
of the artist, and are those intentions more truthful than the interpretation
of the visitor?
Per Hüttner’s recent exhibitions and projects include: Kontainer, Los Angeles (solo, 2003); Redefining the La-La-La Landscape, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver (2003); Fadren, Platform, Vasa, Finland (solo, 2002); 3 in 1, Nylon Gallery, London (2001); All we need is a preacher and a Motel, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille (2001). Per Hüttner was co-founder and co-director of Konstakuten, an artist-run space in Stockholm from 1996-2001, and was founder-director of The Hood Gallery, Los Angeles (2002-2003).
‘I am a Curator’ is supported by: The Canada High Commission, London; Billedkunstrådet, Copenhagen; RSA, London; Nordiska Ministerrådet/Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen.
CHISENHALE GALLERY encourages and promotes innovation and experimentation in contemporary visual art. The gallery commissions and presents ambitious new projects from artists early in their careers, and is dedicated to delivering its programme to a local, national and international audience.
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