Curatorial development in Scotland

Open Reading texts

Thanks to everyone came to CCA on Saturday for the open reading. It was a pleasure, although a rather nerve-wracking one, for us to share this prelude of the Curatorial Studio project with you. If you are interested in the material we read, the list of texts follows, accompanied by a longer list of suggested reading that we had chosen for the day. This responds to, and includes, preparatory material that Maria Fusco shared with us for her subsequent workshop ‘Tamer of the Elements: Object Writing’ the same day.

Open Reading 30 January 2016 CCA Creative Lab

Maria Fusco, Thirty-five Hundred Years of Consecrated Objects (2015)

Samantha Steven, The Techno-Witch and Magickal Appliances

Thomas Keenan and Eyal Weizmann, Mengele’s Skull: The Advent of a Forensic Aesthetics (excerpts)

Bill Brown, Thing Theory (excerpts)

Jaleh Mansoor, A Spectral Universality: Mona Hatoum’s Biopolitics of Abstraction (excerpt)

Sian Robinson Davies, Conversations (Penis & Credit Card and Pound Coin & Ice Cream)

Tyler Coburn, Adventures of a Genre

Herta Muller, The Swabian Bath

Katrina Palmer, The Dark Object (excerpt)

Neil Bickerton, The Plough

Other suggested reading

Dave Hickey, A Rhinestone as Big as the Ritz

Borges, On Exactitude in Science

The press release to The Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art

Ponge, “The Pebble” from The Voice of Things (1972) or Siding with Things (1942)

Frances Stark, The Architect and the Housewife

Raphael Rubenstein, The Miraculous (2014)

Elmgreen & Dragset with Tim Etchells, Drama Queens

Robert Smithson, Language to be looked at and/ or things to be read (1967)

Walter Benjamin, Unpacking My Library: A Talk about Book Collecting 

Raymond Carver, Cathedral

Francis Ponge, Le Savon (Soap)

Bruno Latour & Adam Lowe, The migration of the aura or how to explore the original through its fac similes (2010)

Georges Perec, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces 

Sergei Tret’iakov, The Biography of the Object