This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition Alternatives to Ritual
at the Goethe Open Space in Shanghai from September 2012 to March 2013.
'Alternatives to Ritual
, both as an exhibition and a publication, attempts to look at the crises in exhibition making and curatorial practice by proposing a reconstruction of the relationships between artists, institution and curator through exploring the exhibition format. Examining a number of artistic practices emerging in recent years that reflect on the ritual of exhibiting presented throughout this exhibition, as well as through a number of commissioned texts. This publication proposes a new understanding of what an exhibition can constitute, as well as what function curatorial practice in our current context should perform.' - from back cover.
A separate sheet presenting the ongoing project Art Worlds in the Making: From Utopia to Reality
in the form of a timeline is included with this publication. The project is initiated by 3 curators, Alex Hodby, Biljana Ciric and Seng Yu to map an ongoing dialogue about significant events that shape the history of art.
Includes biographies of artists and authors, and a timeline of the exhibition.
Please note that the Chinese version of this publication 慣例下的狂歡
is also in AAA's archive.