Tuesday, February 21
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
Join us for a talk with curator Mathieu Copeland on Exhibitions as choreographed polyphonies. Copeland will discuss his practice as an independent curator, publisher, and writer. His projects have called for a renewed attitude towards our experience of art, often drawing from the immaterial, sound, and movement in art practice. Copeland’s latest exhibition, An exhibition to hear read, is currently taking place at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, where a selection of textual artworks are being read every day for a week.
Copeland (b. 1977, lives in London) has been developing a practice seeking to subvert the traditional role of exhibitions and to renew our perceptions of these. Amongst many others, he co-curated the exhibition ‘VOIDS, A Retrospective’ at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Kunsthalle in Bern, and edited the anthology ‘VOIDS’. He curated ‘Choreographed Exhibition’ at the Kunsthalle St Gallen & Ferme du Buisson and ‘Soundtrack for an Exhibition’ at the Musee d’Art Contemporain Lyon. He curated and initiated the series ‘Spoken Word Exhibitions’, ‘Reprise’ and the ‘Exhibitions to Hear Read’ - three volumes so far - all at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia this February 2012. Forthcoming exhibitions include ‘Phill Niblock - a retrospective’ (Fall 2012), ‘Film’s Exhibition’ (Fall 2012). Upcoming publications include ‘Gustav Metzger - writings, letters, conferences and interviews 1953 - 2012’ and ‘Choreographing an Exhibition’, to be published in the spring of 2012.
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(Image: Choreographed Exhibition, 2008.)