Site Read: Seven Curators on Their Landmark Exhibitions
Publisher: Mousse Publishing, ISBN: 9788867493937, Format: Paperback, 140 x 200mm, 192pp, 24 colour, 10b/w illustrations
In this anthology, seven exhibition maker lay out the motivations, conditions, logistics and consequences of shows they organised that now stand as icons of structural innovation in terms of site.
This book gets at the core of their innovations – how the shows came to be, and what they became – and brings out the story and character of exhibitions that have, in many cases, already been written about extensively, while mitigating hagiography and historicisation.
The makers include Mary Jane Jacob, Alan W. Moore, Seth Siegelaub, Jennifer Winkworth and others. These exhibitions treat the museum as a studio (with works realised on-site); appear outside the museum (in the landscape, in domestic spaces, in the street, in the sky); and take the form of publishing or broadcasting (in books, online, on television), dispersing or networking (as mail art, or simultaneous happenings in different cities), or interspersing (interventions in the public sphere).