Take off / A conversation with Misal Adnan Yildiz

22 Nov 2014

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On the moment of change there is always a new threshold of imagination is a research based experimental project, which intends to develop, introduce, and integrate a new curatorial perspective into the institutional framework, exhibition programming and organisational structure of Artspace. The project will include the exhibit of art works, staging of performances, and events. 


The curatorial strategy behind the new conceptual directions for institutional programming departs from the current needs of the institution, and the physical reality of its location. It draws inspiration from literature towards imagining a new linguistic experience, a feeling of an unknown landscape, and breathing in a different climate. 


The curatorial approach aims to identify common necessities shared by Artspace, audiences and authors and eventually lead the community to a schedule of changes, formations and restructuring during the process of the exhibition. Presented art works will operate as references for the abstraction, conception and perception of change. The works will be adapted, moved and borrowed from their contexts, in relation to the organisation of institutional time and space, content development of the artistic mind, and public communication with the potential audience at different levels of operation. 


As a complex equation designed by the new Artspace Director, Misal Adnan Yildiz in conversation with the team, the Auckland art community and the potential audience with regards to the conditions, expectations and inspirations on the air, the project stands on two methodical key statements: 


A) Any exhibition is born out of a need, and its production, installation and reception are based on such a critical decision making process of balancing the necessities (which could be artistic, contextual, cultural, institutional, social, political or art-historical) at critical moments of conceptualisation, facilitation, and communication. 

B) Institutions with a strong dedication to research development for public access and interest in designing new learning experiences are more fit to create efficient exhibition forms as well as creative ideas, which are seeded into the local context and will logically catch international attention and have long term impact. 


The exhibit of art works will focus on critical perspectives about body-transformation/mind-travel, archeology of knowledge and the engineering of life, as well as rituals of transgression and stages of repetition. On the moment of change there is always a new threshold of imagination aims to operate as an open studio space for collective learning experiences, selected literature pieces are gradually arriving in the Artspace Reading Room, with a parallel programming of events, reading sessions and discussions. 


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