Gallery as Community: Art, Education, Politics

Gallery as Community: Art, Education, Politics
Library Shelf Location 07.STEE
Publication Date Mar 2012

This publication documents a series of conversations held at the Whitechapel Gallery in March 2011 between curators, directors and programmers working in UK galleries. The publication sets out to discuss a particular vein of curatorial activity initiated by galleries, much contested, and articulated differently across institutions. It is characterised by activity beyond the site of the gallery, an interest in context and situation and a tendency to problematise notions of community. The publication aims to make explicit the inherent tensions at play in this field and to map some of the projects, artists and institutions influencing thought in this area. The book features a foreword by Marijke Steedman, Curator: Community Programmes at the Whitechapel Gallery, an introduction by Grant Kester, Chair of the Visual Arts department, Professor of Art History, and Director of the University Art Gallery at the University of California, San Diego, a series of ten themed conversations and a detailed, illustrated section charting significant projects undertaken by the artists and curators included in the book.

ISBN 9780854881956
Quantity 1
Pages 248 pages, 150 x 210 mm, 20 colour plates
Editor Marijke Steedman
Authors Janna Graham, Marie-Anne McQuay, Grant Kester, Martha Crean, Lotte Juul Petersen, Sarah Mossop, Greygory Vass, Frances Williams, Kate Gray, Emily Pethick
Format Paperback
Publisher Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Categories Education/Learning, Museum/Gallery Studies, Social Practice
Keywords Community, Politics
Language English

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