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Curating Fast and Slow, Changing Times, Changing Tempos?

Exhibition-making can take place at myriad different tempos and contexts. Larger-scale museum exhibitions can take years to research and realise whilst other approaches to curating thrive on faster turnaround and a more ‘magazine’ format. Biennials by their very nature take place over a cycle of two years, whilst Skulptur Projekte Münster has a ten year cycle. Some exhibitions are put together at phenomenal pace – sometimes through necessity, for instance if a show suddenly falls through or an opportunity opens. How does the duration and gestation of a project affect its realisation?

Un/Learning at Open Space Contemporary

Un/Learning Space is a newly initiated project by Open Space Contemporary to support and mentor emerging art creatives. By both learning and unlearning, the workshops that will be available between April-September 2021 will aim to question the classical institutional teaching.

Interview with Anne Hardy

Anne Hardy, Rising Heat

online exhibition launch: 18 February 2021

This is the fifth solo exhibition at the gallery by Anne Hardy and her first in the gallery’s new project space Studio M, located in the Rochelle School on Arnold Circus in Shoreditch. The exhibition is scheduled to open to the public once the lockdown restrictions are eased and will be initially launched online and accompanied by a new video with Anne Hardy.

Profile & Contact

Fatoş Üstek is an independent curator and writer, based in London. She was Director of Liverpool Biennial. She acted as a jury member for Turner Prize Bursaries 2020, Arts Foundation Futures Award 2021, Scotland in Venice 2022, Dutch Pavilion 2022, and as an external member of the acquisitions committee for the  Arts Council Collection (2018-2020). She is the curator of Do Ho Suh’s largest UK commission (2018-2020) co-commissioned by Art Night and Sculpture in the City. She was formerly Director and Chief Curator of DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation), curated miart Talks 2018; Art Night, East London, 2017 and fig-2 50 exhibitions in 50 weeks, ICA, 2015. She acted as Associate Curator for the 10th Gwangju Biennale, 2014. Ustek is a contributing editor to Extra Extra Magazine, a founding member of the Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA); trustee of Art Night; board member of Urbane Kunste Ruhr; advisory panel for Jan van Eyck Academie; member of the International Association of Art Critics AICA UK,; and an  ICI Alumni. Recently, Ustek delivered keynote lectures at London City Hall, Tate Modern, De Montfort University and presented papers in conferences held in the UK, Europe, and South America. She guest lectures and publishes regularly for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs, exhibition catalogues and art magazines, and was the co-founding Editor of Nowiswere (2008-12). Read More