Processuality and performativity, and more recently even dramaturgy and choreography, are often mentioned in analyses of exhibitions and other artistic and curatorial formats. Still, space remains the main category of reference, the temporal dimension of exhibiting has yet to be researched in any depth. This is all the more surprising if one considers that current discussion on the subject focuses in particular on the ways exhibition practice has changed over the past 20 years in the wider context of cultural and economic globalization - a context closely linked to notions of acceleration, processuality, action orientation and mobility.
In this light, the exhibition appears as a transdisciplinary and trans-cultural space, as a public and social sphere. It manifests itself as a set of spatiotemporal relations, a medium that is already timebased by its very nature: as a form of presentation that is of a specified duration and as an event bringing together different actors - from the exhibits to the artists and curators through to the audience and the institution.
It is clear, then, that key aesthetic, social and economic issues of the early 21st century run through the field framed by the axes of exhibiting and the temporal. In this light, the conference „TIMING. On the Temporal Dimension of Exhibiting“ aims to examine the cultural and societal implications, potential and prospects of the specific aspects of exhibiting that are shaped by time - the processes, rhythms, and dynamics involved with art and culture becoming public.
Beatrice von Bismarck,
Pierre Bal-Blanc, Bassam el Baroni, Claire Bishop, Sabine Breitwieser, Barbara Clausen, Loretta Fahrenholz, Adrian Heathfield, Nikolaus Hirsch, Jutta Koether, Maria Muhle, Philippe Parreno, Hartmut Rosa, Kerstin Stakemeier, Gregor Stemmrich, Bennett Simpson
Volkswagen Stiftung Hannover,
Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur Wien
Welcome / Introduction
Gregor Stemmrich: On the Presentationality of Art in Artistic and Curatorial Practice
Claire Bishop: Performative Exhibitions: The Problem of Open-Endedness
Philippe Parreno: Facteur Temps / The Time Factor
Bassam el Baroni: The Past, Curating and Knowledge
Bennett Simpson: Now and Then 2
Maria Muhle: The Actuality of Re-enactment
Hartmut Rosa: Oases of Deceleration or High-Speed Events? Social Acceleration and the Temporality of Exhibitions
Kerstin Stakemeier: Art as Labour: Exhibiting Socially (Un)necessary Labour Time
Sabine Breitwieser: Performance as a Collective Practice Without Curator
Grand Openings Return of the Blogs: Filmscreening with Jutta Koether (Grand Openings) and Loretta Fahrenholz (filmmaker)
Adrian Heathfield: Persistent Excess: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Duration
Barbara Clausen: Parallel Times – Whether One’s Own or That of Others Break
Pierre Bal-Blanc: Discontinuing a Continuous, Continuity Into the Discontinuous
Nikolaus Hirsch: Plans Are Nothing – Planning Is Everything