Art of Exhibition, Lebel Gallery (Windsor, ON)

Art of Exhibition

March 23 – 27, 2009
Lebel Gallery
Southeast corner of Huron Church and College Avenue, Windsor, ON

organized by: Dr. Lee Rodney and MFA Candidate Steven Cochrane

Increasingly contemporary art has moved toward questioning the role of the gallery space and how museums, galleries and exhibitions frame our interpretation and understanding of art. From the provocations of the Situationists to the subtle maneuvers of Minimalism and Conceptualism in the 1950s, 60s and 70s we have inherited an increasingly complex set of questions about what exhibitions do. This has been compounded in the last decade by the rise in the status of the curator and the role of Relational Aesthetics in the contemporary art world.

This exhibition is thus an experiment. It is a meta-exhibition about exhibitions, their role in shaping the art world and also their role as art more generally.

Students in 28-345 have spent the semester researching a number of issues relating to exhibitions, collections and curating as well as well as the kinds of gallery spaces and art practices that have emerged over the course of the last century, particularly as they have changed in the last thirty years.

Contributors: Danikah Antaya, Collette Broeders, Sandra Caradonna, Clayton Deyle, Carmen Fung, Kristyn Hartford, Jenna Iaquinta, Erin James, Brandon Lemire, Nick Manuel, Billi McLaughlin, Tracey Meloche, Kirstin Paul, Wenjing Peng, Erin Rhea, Michelle Richard, Ann Roth, Jacob Ward

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