Beyond the academy: research as exhibition

STS Research Fellow Noortje Marres took part in an event at Tate Britain in May titled, “Beyond the Academy: Research as Exhibition.”

Noortje MarresThe event brought together artists and researchers to look at new forms of research and collaboration with regards to the  curation of exhibitions. Attendees discussed questions such as:

  • Is the idea of the exhibition being distorted or creatively extended by new disciplinary practices and knowledge?
  • When does a researcher become a curator and what are the implications?
  • What kinds of new knowledge can the ‘research exhibition’ generate and what issues does this raise for practice?

The full-day of panel discussions and case studies concluded with a keynote by STS scholar Bruno Latour for which Marres served as a respondent. Latour discussed the process and issues raised by his co-curatorship with Peter Weibel of Making Things Public. Atmospheres of Democracy (2005) and Iconoclash (2002) exhibitions held at ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art.

View the full programme for the event

Download audio of the talk (starting at 94:00)

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