Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 5–8 PM
Consider for a moment that a museum is a living organism, their collections forming a body whose relationships compel them to move and to act. Who will they become?
In 2019, KRETS will be run by the art collective Whose Museum, who will present a year-long exhibition project. The gallery will become a shared setting: functioning as a diner-themed curiosity cabinet in which to meet the collection and reconsider the role of the museum as a safe and open meeting place for anyone wishing to be involved. Throughout the year, visitors will be invited to draw, taste, touch, smell, question, and donate to the collection.
The year will be divided into five chapters and each will build on the last. The cross-disciplinary program will consist of shifting exhibitions, performances, workshops, talks, and other forms of collaboration. The following artists will present new works in response to this setting: Patrick Cruz (CA/PH), Laura Hatfield (CA/SE), Alanna Lynch (CA/DE), Transnational Queer Underground and Tom Moore (UK/DE), Max Ockborn (SE), ieke Trinks (NL), Louise Waite (SE), Maria Wæhrens (DK), plus special guests. Whose Museum will also develop a podcast with musician John B McKenna, who will investigate the collection, researching and interviewing current and past collaborators. Launching the exhibition project, the first chapter will feature a transformed gallery and installation by Malmö-based artist Max Ockborn, produced in collaboration with Johannes Raoust and Laura Hatfield.
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