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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?

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