A live online event bringing together the opening of Compost. Kathrin Böhm: Turning the Heap at The Showroom and the launch of PARSE journal issue 13: On the Question of Exhibition part 1.
Joining from The Showroom: Kathrin Böhm, Elvira Dyangani Ose and Lily Hall
Joining from PARSE: Nick Aikens, Jyoti Mistry and Mick Wilson
A central contribution in the new issue of PARSE is a discussion between artist Kathrin Böhm, Yolande van der Heide, Exhibitions Curator at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Gavin Wade, Director of Eastside Projects, Birmingham and Franciska Zólyom, Director and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK), Leipzig; framed in response to Böhm’s use of exhibition across both art and non-art contexts. This curatorial-cum-editorial dialogue uses the methodology of composting as a process of collaborative reflection. Turning to possible future strategies of exhibition-making, Böhm reflects on her exhibitonary practice. The conversation highlights Böhm’s experience and tactics of a ‘one-to-one’ scale that disrupts spectatorship and collides making and showing in the same moment.
Schedule (GMT timings)
16.30-16.35 Welcome from The Showroom
16.35-17.00 Introduction from Jyoti Mistry and Nick Aikens, PARSE journal
17.00-17.05 Short break
17.05-17.25 Video tour of Compost at The Showroom led by Kathrin Böhm
17.25-17.40 Reflections on usership as instituting gesture, led by Elvira Dyangani Ose
17.40-18.00 Conversation between Mick Wilson, editor of On the Question of Exhibition and Kathrin Böhm
18.15-18.30 Open zoom room and live feed video to Compost at The Showroom
The event will begin with an introductory exchange between Jyoti Mistry and Nick Aikens, co-editors of On the Question of Exhibition, followed by a video tour of Compost at The Showroom led by Kathrin Böhm, in which she will explain the processes of piling-up, filing and fertilising. The Showroom’s director Elvira Dyangani Ose will then introduce the exhibition and its mode of usership as an instituting gesture; and Mick Wilson, co-editor of On the Question of Exhibition, will reflect with Böhm on her exhibitionary strategies. There will be time for questions and answers at the end followed by an open zoom room with live-feed to the exhibition space at The Showroom.