Exhibition maker Matthew Shaul (Departure Lounge, Luton, UK) and the curatorial team Bertram Kaschek & Alessandra Nappo (THE GÄLLERY, Stuttgart) each developed a design for the fictitious exhibition by Valentina Murabito at PHOXXI, the temporary House of Photography / Deichtorhallen Hamburg.
In the Zoom Talk on Feb 26th, the experts presented their approach and discuss their results with the audience. At the end, Valentina will evaluate the designs. If you've always wanted to know how exhibition concepts are developed, you can get an insight here.
What Matthew's design has to do with "The Travels of Sir John Mandeville", alchemy, paradise, Lunapark and a labyrinth, and why pink is the colour of laboratory processes gone wrong? Where in their exhibition layout Alessandra & Bertram have references to camera obscura, laboratory magic, Nietzsche, Ulysses, Böcklin, gender and Muybridge? That's what this exciting experiment reveals, in which curators didn't have to be constrained by budget or artists, but could really let off steam.
- Moderation: Ingo Taubhorn, Curator, House of Photography / Deichtorhallen Hamburg
- Technical support: Andreas Trogisch
- Idea: Boris Eldagsen
Recording & Drafts
Recording of the presentation: https://youtu.be/-Bpfs5zD9Jo
Design by Matthew Shaul | Video: https://youtu.be/SpqMkWT1Wno
Design by Bertram Kaschek & Alessandra Nappo | Video: https://youtu.be/h8mfRQ2_5fU
Please scroll down to the PDFs of the wall designs!
Please scroll down (to DFA press material) to the PDFs of the wall developments! There you will also find the German and English version of Matthew Shaul's concept to read!
About the participants:
Matthew Shaul is a curator and art historian. He has a particular interest in photography and especially the photographic work of the former GDR. He was one of the first graduates of the RCA's new MA Curating and Commissioning Contemporary Art course in the early 1990s. He is director of the.
Departure Lounge Contemporary Art in Luton.
Dr Bertram Kaschek is a curator and art historian. He studied art history in Marburg and Berlin and wrote his doctorate on landscape painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Today he is curator for German and Dutch art before 1800 at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, where together with Alessandra Nappo he has recently taken charge of the photography room called 'The Gällery'.
Dr Alessandra Nappo is a curator and art historian. She completed her doctorate in Italy on documentary photography in Germany, did a traineeship at the Sprengel Museum Hannoiver, was a curatorial assistant at the MoMA in New York and is now curator of contemporary art at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, where she runs the Room for Photography together with Bertram Kaschek called 'The Gällery'.
Valentina Murabito is an Italian photographer and visual artist. Her photographic works are a hybrid of different art forms united in experimental analogue photography. Murabito was born in Sicily. From 2004 to 2009 she studied graphic arts at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Catania, where she learned modern graphic software as well as ancient processes such as xylography, lithography, and photography. In 2008 she won two scholarships to study photography at the Moholy Nagy University of Arts and Crafts and Design in Budapest. In 2009, Valentina Murabito came to Germany for the sake of philosophy and now lives in Berlin.