Выставка «Green House», Центральный выставочный зал «Манеж», Москва. Международный фестиваль Зодчество-2009. Куратор и дизайнер Владимир Белоголовский. Фото © Владимир Белоголовский
Передвижная выставка «Герри Сайдлер: Архитектура, искусство и совместное проектирование» . Рига, 2013. Куратор и дизайнер Владимир Белоголовский. Фото © Владимир Белоголовский
Vladimir Belogolovsky’s talk, «Curating Architecture» is a work in progress developed for a lecture tour across universities in Asia and Australia in October 2014 and as the primer for his upcoming book with the same title. The lecture presents and analyzes some of the most critical and transformative events and tendencies in the culture of curating, exhibition making, and exhibition design from around the world.
Architecture has been more than the sum of its parts; it is a discourse, a spatial experiment, a celebration of technological breakthroughs, a manifesto, and certainly a quest for discovering original means of artistic expression. Architecture can be almost anything our imagination may allow it to be. Curating architecture therefore is critical. Curating is manifested in exhibition making, which in its own right, can and should take as many forms and expressions as possible. The historical context of exhibition making, culture of display and mediation, and the emergence of contemporary curatorial discourse are the subject of this presentation.
Since 2008, Belogolovsky has been a full-time independent curator with diverse international projects, both commissioned and self-initiated. In addition to examining various critical historical precedents such as solo, group, theme exhibitions, and biennials, he will discuss his own curatorial trajectory in a form of exhibitions, books, interviews, and lectures that explore a wide spectrum of topics – from social and sustainable projects, signature and performative buildings to regional vs global architecture.
The following questions will be explored: What is architecture? What is curating? How does one become a curator? What is the role of a curator? What is an exhibition? What is the goal of an exhibition? What is worth exhibiting? What is the role of a museum? What is the place for architectural criticism in the age of pluralism, pure praise, and advertising? When was starchitecture born and when did it die, or did it? Is there common ground in contemporary architecture? What is the goal of architecture?
October 15, 16:30 - Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Architecture, Bangkok, Thailand
October 17, 18:00 - Chu Hai College, Department of Architecture, Hong Kong
October 22, 13:00 - University of Newcastle, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Newcastle, Australia
October 24, 18:00 - University of Western Australia, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, Perth, Australia
November 6, 18:30 - University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, Sydney, Australia
Vladimir Belogolovsky (born 1970, Odessa, Ukraine) graduated from the Cooper Union School of Architecture in 1996. He is the founding director of the New York-based nonprofit Curatorial Project. His exhibitions include Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture, the Museum of Sydney; Colombia: Transformed, Center for Architecture, New York City; Green House, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow; and Chess Game at Russian Pavilion, 11th Venice Architecture Biennale. He writes for architectural journals SPEECH (Berlin) and TATLIN (Moscow), and is the author of five books: Conversations with Architects in the Age of Celebrity, Harry Seidler: LIFEWORK, Soviet Modernism: 1955-1985, Green House, and Felix Novikov.