Time to start the residency after our successful welcome party. We started the first working day at Node by reading “The Ode to Node”: a letter left by our dear Summer Nodies giving some useful advices to the new group of curators.
Afterwards the group had the task to discuss the qualities and characteristics of the perfect curator, embodied in a nice menu composed of Wasabi cheese, Thai Curry, bread and imperfect apples.
Time to work on the spatial distribution of the twenty artworks for Letters from the Field as well as thinking on ways to present the publication. If you want to see the final results, please visit our Flickr photostream
Summer 2012 final exhibition discussion session
Summer 2012 final exhibition thinking session in full progress
Pool Days are group working sessions at Node. During this Pool Day Node resident curators presented and discussed with each other their own projects as curators.
Following the non-contemporary art visit of the day before to the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Technology, Node resident curators spent the day analyzing and discussing curatorial aspects of the spaces and exhibitions visited, focusing on possible contemporary applications.
Our traditional Surprise Challenge is a curatorial exercise consisting on a one day visit to not art-related spaces and the development of an exhibition concept for these locations. Our Summer 2012 residents visited the well known second-hand clothes store Humana, urban garden Prinzessinengärten and gym-chain McFit.
How to define an exhibition concept among nine curators?