From 19-24 July 2017 Marina Otero Verzier (Het Nieuwe Instituut) will teach a summer school course at Stacion, Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina in Kosovo. The course focuses on the temporal architecture of cultural institutions, their exhibition models, curatorial practices, social experiments, and their impact and political implications.
The course examines recent expansion of the architectural exhibition apparatus, and how institutional borders circulate from the gallery space to permeate the city. The resulting reconfigurations of the relations between space, power and politics in the urban space are examined, including new forms of control and consumption. The context is the changing conditions for inclusion and exclusion, as well as the emerging modes of engagement and political agency that are rendered possible by these transformations.
The sessions will be structured around a series of case-studies, including alternative spaces, architecture biennials and triennials, as well as commissions and temporary projects by major institutions including MoMA PS1 Young Architect’s Program (YAP), The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, the BMW Guggenheim Lab and the Centre Pompidou Mobile.
This seminar is part of the new research project Evanescent Institutions: Architecture Exhibitions and the Politics of the Temporal, initiated by Marina Otero Verzier as part of her PhD thesis. This long-term research focuses on the temporal architecture of cultural institutions. It investigates exhibition models, curatorial practices, social experiments, as well as their legacy and political implications. The project examines the recent expansion of the architectural exhibition apparatus, and how institutional borders circulate from the gallery space to permeate the city.
More information about the seminar can be found on the Stacion website.