Per Hüttner
I am a Curator

"I am a Curator" is an ambitious new project that empowers the viewer, giving Chisenhale Gallery's visitors the chance to be a curator for one day.

Over the course of the project, prospective curators can book a one-day slot at Chisenhale, and each individual is then given the opportunity to curate their own exhibition during the course of the day.

"I am a Curator" is an experiment in democratising the curatorial process. For Hüttner, democracy comes with great responsibility, and his project aims to encourage a dialogue about the complexity of the curatorial process. It also seeks to engage the visitor in a debate about the limits of interpretation of an artwork. The project starts with the question: what are the intentions of the artist, and are those intentions more truthful than the interpretation of the visitor?

Per Hüttner divides his time between a solo photography-based practice that investigates notions of pleasure and pain and their position within our media saturated society; and his curatorial projects, the latter often involving a degree of intervention on the part of others.

"I am a Curator" is collaboration between artist/curator Per Hüttner and A-clip, Jack Albin. Roger Andersson, Roderick Barton, Patrick Bernier, Mariana Botey & The Invisible College, Bring out the Garbage, Blair Butterfield, Lee Campbell, Lucia Cipriano, Celine Condorelli & Gavin Wade, Richard Couzins, Andrew Dadson, Daedalus, divine forces radio, Nathalia Edenmont, Sam Ely & Lynn Harris, Ivan Fayard, Jon Fawcett, Carlee Fernandez, Leslie Fratkin, Hans Jörgen Johansen, Anya Gallacio, Henrik Gistvall, Morten Goll, Colin Glen, Kate Grieve, Arni Gudmundsson, Joachim Hamou, Alexis Harding, Dan Hays, Sharon Hayes, Robby Herbst, Guillaume Janot, Melanie Keen, Arnold J .Kemp, Calum F Kerr, Charles LaBelle, Runo Lagomarsino, Lisa LeFeuvre, Ferdinand Leger, Helen Marshall, Amitis Motevalli, Valérie Mrejen, Stéphanie Nava, Tone O. Nielsen, Michael Euyung Oh, Leonard Palmestål, James Porter, Nathaniel Rackowe, Laercio Redondo, Scott Rigby & Maciej Wisniewski, Lenke Rothman, Marina Roy, Jeremy Shaw (aka March 21), Reid Shier, Nebojsa Seric - Shoba, Stellar, Tommy Støckel, Tamura Satoru, Althea Thauberger, Johan Tirén, Christina Ulke & Neil Stuber, V3TO, Eti & Daniel Wade, Julia Warr, Gillian Wearing, Eva Weinmayr, Simon Woolham, Mario Ybarra Jr.

"I am a Curator" is commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery.

5 November - 14 December, 2003
Hours: Wed-Sun 1 - 6 pm

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