Conceptualism - Intersectional Readings, International Framings

This e-publication includes a  collection of revised and expanded papers from the conference Conceptualism: Intersectional Readings, International Framings, Black Artists & Modernism in Europe Since 1968 that took place at the Van Abbemuseum in December 2017. 

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Deviant Practice 2018-19

This e-pub consists of nine contributions from projects carried out between 2018-19 by artists, archivists, art historians, curators and academics at the Van Abbemuseum, following an open call issued in 2017. The contributions, span historical and archival analysis, theoretical speculations and collective and embodied research methods. The coming together of these histories and experiences perhaps offers a compelling insight into what deviant practice might mean for a demodernising programme.

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Towards an infrastructure of humans

In November 2017 over 150 curators, artists, thinkers and students gathered in Amsterdam for Humans of the Institution, a symposium and working session that collectively asked ‘who makes the present’ by foregrounding the freelancer in the arts and within globalising dynamics more broadly. The gathering was grounded in the figure of the freelance curator and the multi-vocal setting resulted in the book Towards an Infrastructure of Humans.

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Deviant Practice 2016-17

Deviance can be understood as veering away from the entrenched path. For the modern art museum these paths emerged from the west’s understanding of itself and by inference its relationship to others. An exploration of deviant practice necessarily involves undoing long-held institutional, racial, geo and bio political formations. A publication on the research programme Deviant Practice 2016-2017 is available.

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