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Title Transformation of Institutional Exhibition Settings in Curatorial Projects of Mathieu Copeland
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About author Shuvalova, Anna Stanislavovna — Ph. D., chief specialist in the Artistic workshops. The National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA). Zoologicheskaya ul., 13, str. 2, 123242 Moscow, Russian Federation.
In the section Challenges in Displaying Modern and Contemporary Art Collections DOI10.18688/aa200-5-67
Year 2020 Volume 10 Pages 703714
Type of article RAR Index UDK 7.036(4), 069.02:7 Index BBK 79.17

The article analyzes exhibition projects of London based curator Mathieu Copeland, who also realizes exhibitions in France. The attention is focused on those aspects and methods of his curatorial strategy, which he uses to radically transform the design of an exhibition, the form and the material of the artworks on display. He refuses to exhibit the objects and focuses on process, discursive, conceptual and performative works. Moreover, Copeland re-conceives the borders of an art institution, making them fluid and transparent. This relates both to the exhibition space, which outsteps the walls of exposition rooms, and to the life time of an exhibition, which becomes independent from the opening hours of art institution. Using movements, speech, texts and visitors memories, Copeland sees an exhibition as a dynamic and context-related process, making it into an event which indirectly criticize art institution. The study of curatorial practice of Mathieu Copeland allows to trace the transformation of exhibition from a collection of objects to discursive and performativeart events.

Reference Shuvalova, Anna S. Transformation of Institutional Exhibition Settings in Curatorial Projects of Mathieu Copeland. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 10. Ed: A. V. Zakharova, S. V. Maltseva, E. Iu. Staniukovich-Denisova. — Lomonosov Moscow State University / St. Petersburg: NP-Print, 2020, pp. 703–714. ISSN 2312-2129.
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