This is a reading group that aims to generate conversations on both the contemporary art scene and the practice of publishing and writing about art. We will be reading South, documenta’s additional space for curatorial expression and practice, so join us for a lively discussion!
Initiated in New York City for the Public School by Orit Gat & Clara Halpern, a parallel version of this reading group is currently organised in New York, at Triangle and in London, at PEER.
To RSVP for this session, please contact: NTUCCAeducation@ntu.edu.sg
South as a State of Mind is a magazine that was founded by Marina Fokidis in Athens in 2012. Beginning in 2015, the magazine temporarily becomes the documenta 14 journal, publishing four special issues biannually until the opening of the exhibition in Athens and Kassel in 2017.
South is conceived as a place of research, critique, art, and literature that parallels the years of work on the d14 exhibition overall, one that helps define and frame its concerns and aims. As such, the journal is a manifestation of documenta 14 rather than a discursive lens through which to merely presage the topics to be addressed in the eventual exhibition. Writing and publishing, in all their forms, are an integral part of documenta 14, and the journal heralds that process.
Image credits: South.