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 English/German version of this publication Alternatives to Ritual: Exhibition as a Medium in China
is also in AAA's archive.
'展覧項目"慣例下的狂歡"及其同名出版物, 試圖重新審視展覽製作及策展實踐中的重重危機, 並再次於展覽的框架下, 對藝術家－機構－策展人之間的關係進行重建。
今天， 展覧本身的種種慣例正從不同層面影射出社會結構, 而這些問題則極少被提及, 更不用說從批判性的視角加以剖析。 本書邀請了多位藝術工作者撰寫文章, 希望通過他們的思考, 能夠與讀者一起展開進一步的探索: 展覧本身還有哪些可能? 在社會大環境下, 策展實踐究竟扮演何種角色?' - 書背
另附由Alex Hodby, Biljana Ciric及Seng Yu三位策展人聯合發起的藝術項目'從烏托邦到現實－
我們的藝術世界是如何被建構的'之插頁。 這項目以時間為綫索, 圍繞影響藝術史走向的重要事件, 展開持續性的對話。
亞洲藝術文獻庫同時收藏此展覧圖錄之英文/德文版 Alternatives to Ritual: Exhibition as a Medium in China