Prologue: “Exhibition Machines,” Philippe Vergne and Paul Chan
As we face a moment of exhibition and curatorial inflation, are exhibitions—their space and their time—the ultimate venue or language to represent what artists do? How can a museum or gallery provide artists with what they need? Can a work of art resist the exhibition model? Is an exhibition a language or a space? Is there a life after the exhibition? Can we experience art and representation beyond the exhibition?
The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models is organized and supported by the New Museum, Independent Curators International (ICI), and CUNY Graduate Center.
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