On Saturday 10 November 2012, Afterall is organising a
symposium titled 'Artist as Curator' with speakers including Elena
Crippa, Ekaterina Degot, Elena Filipovic, Alison Green, Ruth
Noack, Willem de Rooij, Valerie Smith and David Teh.
This one-day symposium will bring together artists,
curators and theorists to study key moments in the history of
artists' engagement with exhibition-making, and reflect upon
how these propositions have affected curatorial practice.
Speakers will discuss projects by, among others, Willem de
Rooij, Group Material, ruangrupa and Mike Kelley. Other case
studies include Apt Art and Trekhprudny in Moscow and the work of
artists, architects and designers connected to the Independent
Group in the UK.
Material, Americana, 1985. Installation view, the
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1985.
Photograph: Geoffrey Clements. Courtesy Whitney Museum of American