MA Curating the Contemporary students, Fanny Nina Borel, Myrto Katsimicha and Elisabetta Rabajoli curated the exhibition 'Exotica and 4 other cases of the self' at me Collectors Room, Berlin which opened on 17 September as part of Berlin Art Week 2014.
Taking as a starting point the Olbricht collection, the exhibition investigated aspects of the self in contemporary society through the prism of contemporary artworks and Wunderkammer objects.
Treating the individual as a Wunderkammer the exhibition reinvented the five traditional categories: artificialia, naturalia, scientifica, mirabilia, and exotica evoking different perspectives towards the human existence.
From the wonders of the world to the wonders of the self – visitors were invited to further reflect on and question the way we relate to ourselves. With an opening breakfast and a series of collateral events – a workshop with young people in collaboration with artist Max Sudhues, a curators’ tour and an afternoon of durational performances that activated the space by Emma Waltraud Howes, Faye Green and Yurie Ido – that run throughout Berlin Art Week the exhibition attracted the press and invited different kind of audiences to engage with its main theme, ‘the self’ in the contemporary society.
The exhibition and the accompanying publication are the product of a collaboration between the three curators Fanny Nina Borel, Myrto Katsimicha, and Elisabetta Rabajoli, as part of their Master’s degree in ‘Curating the Contemporary’ at London Metropolitan University with the Whitechapel Gallery and me Collectors Room/Olbricht Foundation as partners.
Artists: Marina Abramović, Eva Aeppli, Barry X Ball, Matthew Barney, Chuck Close, Graham Dolphin, Jan Fabre, Sylvie Fleury, Andreas Golder, Julie Heffernan, Krištof Kintera, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Terence Koh, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Juan Muñoz, Eadweard Muybridge, Tony Oursler, Gerhard Richter, Collier Schorr, Cindy Sherman, Helmut Stallaerts, Otto Steinert, Werner Rohde, Paloma Varga Weisz and Erwin Wurm.
Recent news from The Cass
Senior lecturer Chi Roberts shares some exciting news about this year's Cass Foundation course shows.
Cass graduate David Tovey discusses his remarkable life and his latest projects in the week his artwork is featured on the royal wedding edition of The Big Issue magazine.
Fashion designers of the future showcase their designs in third annual fashion show.
Two students have been awarded fellowships and will be spending a month in Venice conducting research.
Lecturer Rishi Trikha is currently taking part in the Circus 50:50 programme and is undertaking a director’s residency at the Roundhouse and at the New Vic Theatre.
Students from London Met’s Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design showcase their talent with a season of summer events.
7 June - 13 July 2018
Dates announced for 23rd annual summer programme where students work with leading authors.
2-18 May 2018
New exhibition explores pioneering East End youth clubs through photography and memorabilia.
Budding entrepreneurs from across London have been taking part in the annual Big Idea Challenge, one of London’s biggest entrepreneurial competitions for young people.
Special Guest Lecturer Takaya Fujii gives students insight into contemporary work inspired by ancient Japanese tradition.
Rosie Hervey, architecture alumna and tutor is awarded prestigious fellowship for project to investigate different models of ‘living together’.
First year Interiors students are investigating new typologies within architecture and were afforded the opportunity to visit the Old Oak Collective, a large co-living space.
With over 10,000 votes cast world-wide, London Met’s Big Idea Challenge really was its biggest yet. Find out who the 2018 winners are.
10-12 May 2018
Graduation showcase by Theatre and Performance students at Chelsea Theatre
Architecture alumnus wins annual Architecture Foundation competition with design for inflatable performance venue.