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Exhibition Histories Talks: WHW/What, How & for Whom – video online

25 feb 2015
Public talk
Whitechapel Gallery, London.

We are pleased to announce the eighth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with Whitechapel Gallery, London. On 25 February 2015 Ivet Ćurlin from the Zagreb-based curatorial collective WHW/What, How & for Whom will be in conversation with Afterall’s Line Ellegaard.

Installation view, ‘What Keeps Mankind Alive?’, 11th Istanbul Biennial, 2009. Pictured left to right: Shahab Fotouhi, Study for Nuclear Bomb Shelter (no. 137), 2005–09, sculptural installation with plastic mushroom, metal cage, ladder of rainbow-colored neon lights and Marina Naprushkina, The Presidents Platform, 2007, installation with copy of Alexander Lukashenko’s presidential platform. Photograph: Muammer Yanmaz. Courtesy IKSV – Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

Ćurlin will discuss WHW’s curatorial project for the 11th Istanbul Biennial ‘What Keeps Mankind Alive?’ (2009) which sought to ‘rethink the biennial as a meta-device … to facilitate the renewal of critical thinking by extracting thought from the immediate artistic and political context where it takes place.’ Following a presentation of the project, Ćurlin will be joined in conversation by Line Ellegaard.

Exhibition Histories Talks: WHW/What, How & for Whom
Wednesday 25 February 2015 19:00–20:30

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

Tickets: £8.50 (Concessions £6.50).

To purchase tickets visit the Whitechapel Gallery website.

This event is a collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, London and part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall and published in association with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.

View video recording here.