Exhibitions. Thinking with them and making them. (Season 2)

Anne Faucheret
Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art, Site Specific Art
2024S, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04659


***This course is only availbale for students who took it already in Wintersemester 2023***

Exhibition making is not any longer solely about curator(s) as author(s) arranging artworks and „creating“ meaningful relations between them. Nor is it solely about artist(s) broadcasting their artworks through the exhibition considered as pure medium. Made by the performance, choreography and interplay of objects, structures and bodies in time(s) and space(s), exhibitions unfold a poetics but also a politics of relation. They have become ecosystems challenging the myth of the autonomous individual producer, where diverse positions and agencies co-exist, sometimes in antagonism, but also contaminate and influence each other, intentionally or not. From the conception to the realisation and reception, a creative multitude is at work in every exhibition making, generated by and generating in turn temporary forms of collectivity and participation, of cooperation and co-creation.

This is where exhibitions’ political potential lies.

We will study and discuss texts, artworks, installations, exhibitions but also experience them by visiting shows and going outside the university. The curatorial and artistic practices we will look into – from deconstruction up to refusal, from performative curating up to participatory and in-situ practices – re-frame classic conception of re-/presentation, re-invent exhibition formats, and ultimately re-configure – even temporarily – the collective.

This course is the second of a two-parts seminar. In the course, we will work on an exhibition to be realized at brut Nordwest in June 2024 . 

As we will be working collectively, reciprocal care and regular attendance are mandatory.

The course will begin on March 1st. Next dates will be specified asap. 

Examination Modalities

Attendance, collaboration and engagement in preparations before and discussions during the course. 

Presentations of works and/or texts might be asked as well. 

Above all, the work on the collective exhibition will be key in the evaluation. 



01 March 2024, 10:00–13:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space
15 March 2024, 10:00–14:00 , "@ brut nordwest - LONGER SESSION than usual"
22 March 2024, 10:00–13:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space
12 April 2024, 10:00–13:00, "@ brut nordwest"
19 April 2024, 10:00–13:00, "@ brut nordwest"
03 May 2024, 10:00–13:00 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space
13 May 2024, 19:00–22:00, "Probebesuch von Nesterval's Namenslosen - Zusatztermin"
17 May 2024, 10:00–13:00, "@ Paulusplatz"

Course Enrolment

From 05 February 2024, 00:00 to 15 March 2024, 00:00
Via online registration

Fine Arts (2. Section): Artistic Practice in Technical Context: Free Electives out of Artistic Practice in Technical Context 605/203.80

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible