Curatorial development in Scotland

Anne Szefer Karlsen


11.07.2013 - Mitchell Library & Aye Aye Books, Glasgow

Workshop with Anne Szefer Karlsen
13.00 – 17.30 Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Book Launch – Self-Organised
18.00 – 19.30 Aye Aye Books, Glasgow

A workshop, talk and book launch with Anne Szefer Karlsen devised in response to the latest Open Editions publication Self-Organised an anthology of new writing edited by Anne Szefer Karlsen and Stine Hebert including contributions from Julie Ault, Celine Condorelli, Charles Esche, Barnaby Drabble, Juan A Gaitan, Jan Verwoert and What, How & For Whom/WHW.

Self-Organised picks up the debates surrounding New Institutionalism in the mid 2000’s and situates itself in the current economic and institutional context.  It explores self organisation within the art world as a matrix of interconnected positions where the balance of power and productivity constantly shifts.

Anne Szefer Karlsen will lead an afternoon workshop in the form of walking seminar taking place in different floors in the Mitchell Library.  It is aimed at curators and those with an active interest in curating, and aims to initiate a broad discussion about the philosophies and practicalities behind self organised structures within the arts, with particular focus on Northern European contexts.

This UK launch of Self-Organised is hosted in collaboration with Aye Aye Books, Glasgow and held at CCA, Glasgow. A  short talk by Anne will introduce the discussions behind the book.  All Welcome. Refreshments Served.

Anne Szefer Karlsen is Director of Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen and co-curator of the 2013 Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF). She is also  a writer and co-editor of the publishing project Ctrl + Z.

With the kind support of the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Edinburgh
(Image courtesy of David Blamey, Open Editions)