Hanging Offence – Investigating Art Curation

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Investigating contemporary art curation the Hanging offence series has interviewed a number of gallerists, large and small, from around the globe. Despite the broad democratisation of art curation enabled by digital media it has meant that published biographies and mission statements are amended, cleaned up, sanctified, audience-targetted, retailored and whitewashed.

As a result art curator history is in dangerous of losing the flavour of it’s transient nature. Hanging offence is an effort to capture curators on the rise and/or on the wane.

There is an honesty to saying ‘this is what we’re doing now, it may change, but for now this is us’ that we should applaud. Below are a list of curators and gallerist that had the balls the say ‘this is what is’

Contemporary Art : Curator Profiles

Galerie da-End: What Ticks

Theatrical declarations and curated authenticity. Galerie Da-End: The mystery and the multidisciplinary

Hanging Offence: Lily Brooke

Examining substantiality by (seemingly) avoiding the conceptual – curator Lily Brooke answers Trebuchet’s questions

Hanging Offence: Jo Melvin (Director of the Estate of Barry Flanagan)

Dr Jo Melvin, Director of The Estate of Barry Flanagan expounds on curation, controversy and the responsibilities of maintaining an artist’s legacy.

Hanging Offence: Sophia Contemporary Gallery

Building bridges between Middle Eastern and Western cultures by showing what they have in common rather than what divides them. Sophia Contemporary Gallery interview

Hanging Offence: Bjorn Geldhof (YARAT)

Artistic and Strategic Director Bjorn Geldhof answers Trebuchet’s questions about YARAT art space and his intentions there.

Hanging Offence: Kristin Hjellegjerde

I think it is often necessary for art and literature to touch on subjects that can be difficult. If people in arts don’t do it, who will?

Hanging Offence : Viktor Wynd [Museum of Curiosities]

I hope to see things that perhaps others neglect, so if everyone’s momentarily interested in an artist I will look elsewhere.

Hanging Offence : von Bartha

More and more people will only buy with their ears and not their eyes. Therefore we must work very hard to educate people about artists and the importance of art in culture and society

Hanging Offence : Woodrow Kernohan

Woodrow Kernohan, Curator of Ireland’s Venice Biennal Exhibition talks to Trebuchet

Hanging Offence : Ronchini Gallery

For me, a controversial work is unconventional, contradicts traditional methods of interpretation and provokes a reaction.

Hanging Offence : NOW Gallery

Putting design in the space as art and treating them with equal love and attention. NOW Gallery’s Jemima Burrill interviewed.

Hanging Offence: Parallax Art Fair

Art objects do not have “magical healing” properties either. They cannot make people feel better or worse; informed or misinformed. That is wishful thinking.

Hanging Offence : Erarta Zurich

Without controversy there would be no discussion. Without discussion there would be no mental growth, no change. Therefore it is crucial. Erarta, Zurich. Interview

Hanging Offence : David Roberts Art Foundation

The market attracts more and more accessory and opportunist professions that blur the definition of what art is.

Hanging Offence : Hay Hill Gallery

‘We don’t exhibit artworks – we showcase artists.’ Hay Hill Gallery’s Sarah Jones talks to Trebuchet

Hanging Offence : Large Glass

What do you dislike most about art? That it can get away with it…!

Hanging Offence : Fiumano Fine Art

I dislike the notion that you have to be an expert to enjoy art. We all have eyes, a mind and a soul.

Hanging Offence : Arebyte Gallery

‘We intend to make Arebyte a space dedicated to research and the practice of New Media and Performance arts.’ Nimrod Vardi talks to Trebuchet

Hanging Offence : Vitrine, Bermondsey Street

There is nothing better than entering an artist’s studio and just knowing that by collaborating with this person something amazing can be created

Hanging Offence : Rebecca Hossack Gallery

I’m not a fan of the notion that art is some unholy nexus of the fashion/marketing/money/sex industries. Art is about Life.

Hanging Offence : Giulia Demichelis

‘I often see hesitation in trusting the professionalism of the art business.’ Independent curator Giulia Demichelis answers Trebuchet’s questions

Hanging Offence : Vitrine

‘maybe it is time to start thinking about new ways of talking about how art operates and how we define quality’

Hanging Offence : Proud Galleries

Classic, limited edition printed photography in an age where most people have cameras in almost every electronic device they own

Hanging Offence : Jerwood Charitable Foundation

It’s a travesty that political society, for the most part, doesn’t value artistic thinking and exploration as it should. This civilisation will be poorer in all ways as a result.

Hanging Offence : Scream

‘our aesthetic is bold, bright, high impact works with an emphasis on the skill or craft of creating works of art’

Hanging Offence : The Residence Gallery

I want this gallery to see through the golden cage of the absolute to the highest realms of freedom and possibility.

Hanging Offence : Charlie Dutton Gallery

‘communications between gallerists, artists and the viewers can become misunderstood: rudeness, anxieties and insecurities are a lethal cocktail’

Hanging Offence : Ruth Garde

‘I’m not sure there is such a thing as an artistic controversy, but there have certainly been many controversies surrounding art’ Ruth Garde, curator, talks to Trebuchet about Michaelangelo, Bernini and contemporaty artists such as Omer Fast.

Hanging Offence : Erarta Galleries

‘although much of the popular appeal of contemporary art is in its ability to provoke, we need to be mindful of the media, politicians and governments in relation to the arts’ Erarta Galleries’ Beth Morrow

Hanging Offence : Jester Jacques

Not being able to have a physical gallery space has been challenging. But it in a way it is good, as it forces us to always look for projects that we wouldn’t otherwise and some pretty cool collaborations have come out of it

Hanging Offence : Karin Janssen Project Space

There is sometimes a tendency to overwrite, overanalyse, overcomplicate and over-theorize art. This might be an English thing, I’m not sure about that. Hanging Offence : Karin Janssen Project Space

Hanging Offence : Galleries Goldstein

I think it’s very hard to be controversial any more, it’s just become irrelevant and usually any one trying to do this with their work is doing it to get noticed, which usually, in my opinion, makes for dull work.

Hanging Offence : Fishbar

Hard to say why I did, but I ended up in London and discovered art as a new language to talk about everything I was discovering. It was scary and exciting and still is.

Hanging Offence: GV Art

‘I am often attracted to art that is so challenging it feels as though it has hit me in the gut leaving me speechless and tangled in thoughts’

Meg Cranston & John Baldessari [Interview]

‘Instead of Catholicism or religion, now we are programmed by the corporations’ . Artists Meg Cranston and John Baldessari talk to Trebuchet’s own artist in residence – Nicola Anthony

Hanging Offence : James Hyman Gallery

Controversy assumes that what artists are producing really matters. Otherwise, all it is is marketing or publicity.

Hanging Offence : Lahd Gallery

I got involved with the art world in the beginning just so that I could give the women artists from the Gulf, who were under-represented at the time, a chance to show their works and to have a bigger voice in the wider world.

Hanging Offence: Arts Canteen

Arts Canteen is a new UK-based arts venture that explores intercultural artistic relationships between the Middle East and the UK. Trebuchet meets Kelvin De Veth, curator and link-maker.

Hanging Offence: Degree Art

Certain elements of the Art World feel the need to exclude others by making them feel unworthy of enjoying it. Great art will never require smoke and mirrors to achieve its deserved attention.

Hanging Offence: Debut Contemporary

Opportunities are immense, they are global and with a little bit more planning and strategizing, a bit more knowledge, information and know-how when it comes down to how to navigate the art system, artists can become the next big thing.

Hanging Offence: Breese Little

We work on the premise that the gallery should always operate with increasing momentum, growing in step with the careers and aims of the artists we work with

Hanging Offence: TJ Boulting Gallery

Controversial ideas are often the more important and interesting ones. But no, controversy is a byproduct, not the end point.

Hanging Offence: Little Black Gallery

‘The UK is far behind the USA and France in the photography market and needs to catch up.’

Hanging Offence: Wapping Project Bankside

It is not an annex of The Wapping Project, it is a separate entity informed by all of the wild things I have done over the years at The Wapping Project.

Hanging Offence: Heartbeat Gallery

A successful and well-established commercial space that is known for it’s unpretentious, welcoming environment that evokes familiarity within visitors and erases any notions of elitism commonly attached to the white cube gallery

Hanging Offence: Transition Gallery

‘We are always looking for new ideas and artists to show. There is no point in us doing what the big galleries do’. Transition Gallery’s Cathy Lomax talks to Trebuchet

Hanging Offence: Charlotte Jansen [Art]

Trebuchet: What do you dislike most about art? Charlotte Jansen: Pretentiousness.

Hanging offence :

Hanging Offence : Sophia Contemporary Gallery

Hanging Offence : Jo Melvin (Director of the estate of Barry Flanagan)

Hanging Offence : Bjorn Geldhof (YARAT) 

Hanging Offence : Kristin Hjellegjerde

Hanging Offence : Viktor Wynd [Museum of Curiosities]

Hanging Offence : von Bartha

Great Things – Rebecca Pelly-Fry, Griffin Gallery [Interview]

Hanging Offence : Woodrow Kernohan

Hanging Offence : Ronchini Gallery

Hanging Offence : NOW Gallery

Dealing With Women in Art

Ruin Lust : Tate Britain

Hanging Offence : Parallax Art Fair

Hanging Offence : Erarta Zurich

Chinese New Year Art Show

Hanging Offence : David Roberts Art Foundation

Hanging Offence : Hay Hill Gallery

Hanging Offence : Large Glass

Hanging Offence : Fiumano Fine Art

Hanging Offence : Arebyte Gallery

Hanging Offence : Vitrine, Bermondsey Street

Hanging Offence : Rebecca Hossack Gallery

Hanging Offence : Giulia Demichelis

Hanging Offence : Vitrine

Hanging Offence : Proud Galleries

Hanging Offence : Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Hanging Offence : Scream

In Defence of Art

Hanging Offence : The Residence Gallery

Hanging Offence : Charlie Dutton Gallery

Hanging Offence : Ruth Garde

Hanging Offence : Erarta Galleries

Hanging Offence : Jester Jacques

Hanging Offence : Karin Janssen Project Space

Hanging Offence : Galleries Goldstein

Hanging Offence : Fishbar

Hanging Offence: GV Art

Meg Cranston & John Baldessari [Interview]

Hanging Offence : James Hyman Gallery

Hanging Offence : Lahd Gallery

Becoming Picasso : Courtauld Gallery

Hanging Offence: Arts Canteen

Hanging Offence: Degree Art

Hanging Offence: Debut Contemporary

Hanging Offence: Breese Little

Hanging Offence: TJ Boulting Gallery

Hanging Offence: Little Black Gallery

Hanging Offence: Wapping Project Bankside

Hanging Offence: Heartbeat Gallery

Henrik Schrat, IMT Gallery: Interview

Hanging Offence: Transition Gallery

Hanging Offence: Charlotte Jansen [Art]

Rashid Rana: NAE at Hyson Green

Yayoi Kusama: An Explosion of Stickers

The Other Art Fair

Creative Journey: How to Curate Abroad

‘Dear Curator’: Exhibition Do’s and Don’ts with Sara Raza

Forget the Art World in the Oubliette Art House

Above the line: Stuart Semple

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