Linking Tania Bruguera’s Arte Útil, the function of art institutions and cognitive-science, Stéphanie Bertrand proposes a new model of curating in this essay. Exploring curatorial practice in relation to usership and the mediation of art, Bertrand considers epistemic action that pushes the practice beyond traditional forms of passive participation in art.
Stéphanie Bertrand is a Canadian independent curator based in Thessaloniki, Greece. For over ten years, she has organised exhibitions and participated in projects in North and South America, and across Europe. She holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, London and recently completely a PhD in Museology at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. She is the recipient of the 2013 Hannah Arendt Prize for Critical Theory and Creative Research.
Ormston House is a meeting place for the arts in the heart of Limerick city. The Sustainability Plan (2017-) is a project creating resources to publish research on the expanded value of Ormston House and other non-commercial or non-governmental cultural space and programmes.
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