APIK Public Session with / Radha Mahendru and Kamila Metwaly discuss how different notions, aspects and practices of learning inform their work as exhibition makers in New Delhi and Berlin
Organizing an exhibition is a two-way project that requires a response or appreciation from the audience. Today it is common for visitors to attend fringe events such as artist talk, a workshop, or a guided tour with the curator to facilitate engaging with contemporary arts exhibitions. When creating a big exhibition such as a biennale, organizers usually appoint a dedicated team to handle the educational and public programs.
But educational programs can also reach beyond simply inviting the visitor to engage in the final exhibition and become part of the process of exhibition making. Considering mutual learning as an aspect in the practice of staging an exhibition can create a distinctive feature of the exhibition itself. How to engage (with) the public as active contributors or co-creators rather than silent listeners/viewers is a key issue in contemporary exhibition making.
Radha Mahendru (KHOJ International Artists’ Association, New Delhi)
and Kamila Metwaly (SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin)
will discuss aspects of learning in the process of organizing exhibitions and programs in their respective areas of practice and context in New Delhi and Berlin. The lecture will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session moderated by Asep Topan (Museum MACAN, Jakarta)
The public session series is a continuation of APIK, a training program for exhibition makers focusing on managerial skills. The public sessions highlight alternative approaches to exhibition making as well as knowledge of production and dissemination in contemporary visual arts.
APIK, a training program for exhibition makers, introduces a 101 of exhibition making in the framework of Indonesian contemporary visual arts. With DIY culture at heart, APIK features different practical video modules covering management, production and communication.
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