'Curators in Residence: Curating Collections' grant scheme by KfW Stiftung at Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt
The Indonesian curator Syafiatudina presents her findings on the significance of the amateur researchers’ pursuit of knowledge for museums and their educational mandate. This exhibition was created at Weltkulturen Labor in cooperation with Frankfurt’s private collectors and participants with an interest in arts and culture.
Her exhibition 'Gloves in Action' proposes to create a contact zone, which also embraces the potential of conflict and messiness as a learning process, within the museum. It's a space for co-production, co-operation, and redistribution of knowledge based on ethnographic objects. The exhibition can be seen as a research centre where visitors can observe the objects and build their methodology to analyse them. This idea stems from the principle that people are entitled to participate in the formation of knowledge and its distribution. Thus our individual knowledge becomes the knowledge of all.
Including an interactive lab room, a film installation as well as ethnographic objects from Indonesia, New Guinea and Guatemala.
Syafiatudina (born 1988 in Melbourne) is a member of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. In Indonesia, KUNCI is regarded as a cultural studies pioneer and regularly organises artistic research and exhibitions. Founded in 1999, KUNCI has primarily focused on critical knowledge production and sharing via media publications, cross-disciplinary encounters, research actions and artistic interventions.
Exhibition ‘Gloves in Action’, curated by Syafiatudina
Opening: 8 July 2015, 7pm
9 July to 30 August 2015
Tue-Sun 11am-6pm, Wed 11am-8pm
26 May 2015, 3:30pm
Syafiatudina / Dr. Nicola Müllerschön: ‘Curating Commons’
Conference ‘Art in Conflict’, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Zurich
24 June 2015, 7pm
Curator’s talk ‘Science and the Amateur Researchers’
10 July 2015, 5pm
Curator’s guided tour “Gloves in Action”