Curating forms of care in art and activism: a roundtable on 'Life Support'

Caroline Gausden, Kirsten Lloyd, Natalia Raha*, Catherine Elizabeth Spencer

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this roundtable, four curators, theorists, art historians and practitioners revisit the premise and structure of the 'Life Support' exhibition project (2021), paying particular attention to the issues raised through the process of its delivery and enactment. Topics include working with alternative institutions, negotiating the impact of the pandemic (both practically and politically), access, extractive infrastructures and connecting with longer histories of struggle through the archive. These issues are analysed through a variety of lenses from the ethics of care and social reproduction perspectives to decolonial frameworks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurating with care
EditorsElke Krasny, Lara Perry
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781003204923
ISBN (Print)9781032069913, 9781032069968
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge research in art museums and exhibitions


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