Landmark Exhibitions: Contemporary Art Shows Since 1968

Tate Modern

Friday 10 October 2008, 10.30–19.00
Saturday 11 October 2008, 10.30–18.15

Landmark Exhibitions: contemporary art shows since 1968 brings together world-renowned artists, critics, curators, museum directors and scholars to identify and analyse key moments in the histories of exhibitions of the last forty years.

This two-day symposium argues that the exhibition, long overlooked as an epiphenomenon, is central to our understanding of contemporary visual cultures. Participants will discuss the (in)visibility of exhibitions, the proliferation of biennials, the exhibition as archive, the politics of curating, and the sitedness of exhibitions.

With Carlos Basualdo, Koen Brams, Guy Brett, Eric de Bruyn, Daniel Buren, Lynne Cooke, Chris Dercon, Teresa Gleadowe, Walter Grasskamp, Reesa Greenberg, Hans Haacke, Nathalie Heinich, Vasif Kortun, Lucy Lippard, Sebastián López, Lynda Morris, John Rajchman, Suely Rolnik and Chin-Tao Wu.

Curated by Public Programmes in collaboration with Antony Hudek.
A collaboration between Tate Modern and Jan van Eyck Academie with the Royal College of Art and The London Consortium.

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