It's as if we were made for each other
Editor: Balamohan Shingade and Taarati Taiaroa
Contributors: The Otolith Group, Te Kawehau Hoskins and Alison Jones, Lucy-Mary Mulholland, Mohan J. Dutta, Pallavi Paul and Fiona Amundsen
Publisher: ST PAUL St Publishing
Designer: Kahurangiariki Smith with Balamohan Shingade
The 2019 Curatorial Symposium extends the core concerns of sociability in the exhibition How to Live Together, which is guided by the coupled question: What is the intimacy we must develop to create community? What is the distance we must maintain to retain our solitude?
This year is the eighth in a series of symposia that have been concerned with artistic and curatorial practices as they relate to knowledge production, exhibition-making, and relational commitment. As a transdisciplinary and discursive event, this year’s Curatorial Symposium seeks ways out of a dominant paradigm that renders our sociabilities—our ways of being in relation with each other—alienating, inequitable and extractive. As a discursive event that attends to place-based contexts, this year’s Symposium invites practitioners to explore transdisciplinary ways of activating personal, programmatic and systemic transformation.