Exhibition Histories Talks: WHW/What, How & for Whom

We are pleased to announce the eighth in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with Whitechapel Gallery, London. On Wednesday 25 February 2015 Ivet Ćurlin from the Zagreb-based curatorial collective WHW/What, How & for Whom will be in conversation with Afterall’s Line Ellegaard.

Ćurlin will discuss WHW’s curatorial project for the 11th Istanbul Biennial ‘What Keeps Mankind Alive?’ (2009) which sought to ‘rethink the biennial as a meta-device ... to facilitate the renewal of critical thinking by extracting thought from the immediate artistic and political context where it takes place.’ Following a presentation of the project, Ćurlin will be joined in conversation by Line Ellegaard.

Exhibition Histories Talks: WHW/What, How & for Whom
Wednesday 25 February 2015 19:00–20:30

Whitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High Street 

E1 7QX

Tickets: £8.50 (Concessions £6.50).

To purchase tickets visit the Whitechapel Gallery website.

This event is a collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, London and part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall and published in association with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.

A video recording of this event is available here.

Image: Installation view, ‘What Keeps Mankind Alive?’, 11th Istanbul Biennial, 2009. Pictured left to right: Shahab Fotouhi, Study for Nuclear Bomb Shelter (no. 137), 2005–09, sculptural installation with plastic mushroom, metal cage, ladder of rainbow-colored neon lights and Marina Naprushkina, The Presidents Platform, 2007, installation with copy of Alexander Lukashenko's presidential platform. Photograph: Muammer Yanmaz. Courtesy IKSV – Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts