„Architect as Curator as Architect“ CARSON CHAN + PARTY OHNE GRUND

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Campus Weißenhof
Neubau 1, Hörsaal 301
Carson Chan: Curating Architecture – An Inventory of Recent Strategies
Party ohne Grund


What is the role of architecture now and in the future of a globally networked world? What is its public, political, and aesthetic potentialities? Its conceptual methods and critical media? To focus these questions, we look at current curatorial practices, their processes, and strategies. The objective is not only to discuss architecture as an (critical) exhibition object or relational space. We also want to address architecture’s ability to project other selves without cancelling former ones.

Carson Chan is a curator and writer currently pursuing a PhD at Princeton University School of Architecture. His current research interest centers on the spatial implications of large networked systems such as the Internet. In 2006, he founded and directed PROGRAM—a non-profit initiative for art and architecture collaborations in Berlin—together with Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga. He has variously organized more than fifty exhibitions internationally, including the 4th Marrakech Biennale, which he curated with Nadim Samman in 2012, and the Biennial of the Americas in Denver, for which he served as the Executive Curator in 2013. Carson’s writing on architecture, art, and contemporary culture appears regularly in books and publications such as Art Papers, Frieze, Log, Pin-Up, Texte zur Kunst, as well as Kaleidoscope (Milan), where he is Contributing Editor, and 032c (Berlin), where he is Editor-at-Large. In 2013, Carson co-organized a conference at Yale School of Architecture with David Andrew Tasman and Prof. Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, bringing together leading and emerging scholars researching both historical and contemporary practices of architecture exhibition making. The papers delivered will be published by Yale, and distributed by Actar in the fall of 2015. This October, he will be guest-curating Aurora Dallas 2015, a one-night outdoor art exhibition in the Dallas Arts District.

The talk is part of „Architect as Curator as Architect“ – Jour Fixe Series Summer 2015

Introduction and Moderation by Mona Mahall, Asli Serbest

Introduction by Prof. i.V. Mona Mahall + Prof. i.V. Asli Serbest


Lecture by Carson Chan
Party ohne Grund
Party ohne Grund with Thorben Gröbel, Jamie Kühn, Philipp Schell
DJ + VJ Set at Party ohne Grund with Reinhold Buhr

(All photos by Janis Rozkalns)
Poster: Design by Valentin Alisch


Concept and Curation Jour Fixe Series Summer 2015: Prof. i.V. Dr. Mona Mahall, Prof. i.V. Dr. Asli Serbest, AM Chrissi Nasz

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Sto-Stiftung, Wüstenrot Stiftung, Armstrong DLW, Beton Marketing Süd, FSB – Franz Schneider Brakel GmbH + Co KG, Nimbus Group GmbH und der Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg

Hinweis: Diese Veranstaltung ist bei der Architektenkammer als Fortbildung im Rahmen der berufspraktischen Tätigkeit als „Architekt/in im Praktikum“ (AIP) genehmigt.