What does it take to stage complex art?
Contemporary artists are known for envisioning projects that challenge the resources of exhibition spaces. Whether inviting animals and insects into a temporal eco-system, disrupting existing architecture, presenting technology intensive installations or choreographing rigorous performances, they require collaborators with the energy, imagination and stamina to address complex logistics. Curators, installers, technicians, performers, invigilators and program producers make it possible for these artists to achieve the extraordinary.
Today, we share backstories from our creative community—diverse perspectives on conceiving, planning, preparing and presenting exceptional art encounters.
Featured voices: Brian Sonia-Wallace, Sarah Oppenheimer, Dara Friedman, Rene Morales, Kevin Arrow/Obsolete Media Miami, María José Arjona, Alexandra Pirici, Rea McNamara
Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special sound: María José Arjona, Alexandra Pirici, Rea McNamara, and Tony Halmos | Photography courtesy María José Arjona, The New Museum, New York and Art Basel Cities Week Buenos Aires
Related Links: Pierre Huyghe: UUmwelt, Serpentine Galleries, Pierre Huyghe, LACMA, Sarah Oppenheimer, Baltimore Museum of Art, Sarah Oppenheimer: S-281913, Perez Art Museum, Miami, Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger, Perez Art Museum, Miami, Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present, Museum of Modern Art, NY, María José Arjona: To Be Known as Infinite, Alexandra Pirici, Leaking Territories, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Alexandra Pirici: Co-natural, New Museum, NY, Alexandra Pirici: Aggregate, Art Basel Cities, Buenos Aires, Brian Sonia-Wallace, Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, Sheroes, Obsolete Media Miami