Ulrich Museum of Art
Wichita, KS, United States
April 23 - August 26, 2016
"As a university gallery, the Ulrich Museum of Art is committed to providing students with opportunities that deepen their understanding of the history and function of museums as well as bridging the divide between theory and practice. Over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year the students of the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries course 'Concepts in Creative Industries: Curation and Installation of do it' have studied Hans Ulrich Obrist’s 'perpetually fluctuating exhibition of malleable ideas', do it. First learning about the history of this seminal exhibition, in tandem with the history of conceptual and participatory art, the students of this class were then charged with creating their own iteration of the experimental curatorial project. The presentation of the exhibition at the Ulrich Museum of Art’s Polk/Wilson Gallery is a result of their work. Occupying the roles of artist, curator, and interpreter, the students worked collectively to not only select the artworks that are included in this exhibition, but to also facilitate the creation of the works on display by following the artists' instructions, make decisions about their placement within the gallery, and to produce the interpretive texts that will assist visitors with contextualizing the work before them. Working through this process has revealed not only the many intricacies of staging an exhibition from conceptualization to execution, but the critical importance of communication and collaboration in the production and engagement of art."
— Sally Frater, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Ulrich Museum of Art
Participating students: Shaleh Ake, Jillian Clough, Thien Doan, Ann Edwards, Alex Long and Emily Loy