“At this point I am not sure whether I am a curator or an artist who imagines a different artworld.”
This text has been cited, edited, reprinted, cut and translated in many different contexts. Its earliest version took form as a talk at the conference called by the Southern Female Rights Union in 1970, later it has been written down and often published without permission. Out of respect for Jo’s intellectual property, I will not copy her text onto my blog but offer you a window to her website which I will use for something I would call reverse-referencing. Rather most than sometimes things we read do not have a connection to just one single line of thought. In fact, to see thought as a line or a linear structure can in fact already be problematic for some types of knowledge. Referencing and footnoting might for that reason be among my favourite types of (academic) output. The ways these texts flow through the written output are hardly visible but for the writer, let’s try that in reverse for this text.
Send this to my best friend with the comment: ‘This should be a mandatory watch for everyone starting an artistic research Masters.’
Performed 18-09-2017 in Glasgow School of Art – Curatorial Practice class
Well, I guess these presentations already raise one question.
Are we allowed to show unrealized projects as part of our practice?
Whereas while they may not have been part of an artistic discourse,
They have very well been part of a personal artistic development.