Suturing collection wounds

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Weston, Gemma Lenanton, Katherine 2019-09-11T10:04:31Z 2019-09-11T10:04:31Z 2018
dc.description.abstract This curatorial research emerges out of being affronted by a partial taxonomy of ‘unworkable’ objects paralysed within collection contexts that privilege ‘in perpetuity’ thinking as authoritative. To destabilise this, it employs curiosity, reflection and questioning to acknowledge, reject, rupture and transform the collection logics that condemn the ‘unworkable’ to be wounded objects that remain trapped in sick institutions. It re-understands fieldwork as a treatment of working slowly, in support, and in care; this fieldwork responds to an institutional call to create conditions in which people, objects and institutions can heal. It seeks new understandings of how to act, asking which forms of address can facilitate more sustainable collecting, working and exhibitionary practices. It considers critically what contingencies could emerge from the company we choose to keep. It comes to understand speculation as a conscious permitting of thinking without (empirical) knowing, highlighting unruly, devalidated, unstable, deviant and undisciplined knowledges as unfamiliar lenses through which to gaze and commune with unworkable matter, dissipate borders, and make muddy dominant ways of knowing. While some diagnose these lenses as pathology, I wish to understand them as forms of knowing that are no longer certified by dominant western and modern thought. This research is therefore a demand to negotiate and transform the default ontologies and gestures permissible when ‘making things public’ within the museum institution. en
dc.format.extent 110
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Suturing collection wounds en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Art en
dc.contributor.department Taiteen laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword curatorial practice en
dc.subject.keyword collections logics en
dc.subject.keyword unworkable objects en
dc.subject.keyword speculative museology en
dc.subject.keyword undisciplined knowledges en
dc.subject.keyword communing en
dc.subject.keyword haunting en
dc.subject.keyword immanence en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201909115238
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Sternfeld, Nora
dc.programme Visual Culture and Contemporary Art en
dc.programme ViCCA en
dc.description.notification Lenanton, Katie

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