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‘Curating Degree Zero Archive’

22April - 19 May 2005

Curating Degree Zero Archive is a touring Archive exhibition that explores new approaches to making exhibitions. The Archive, its website and programme of live-events are designed to present and discuss developments in the field of curating contemporary art. The project focuses on critical and experimental work, in particular presenting the work of freelance curators, artist-curators, new-media curators and collaborative groups who curate. The exhibition contains a broad selection of documentary material (publications, articles, videos, CDs, images and websites) describing the work of over 70 international practitioners, from over 17 different countries.

For the exhibition in Sunderland, artist Gavin Wade has been commissioned to create a display structure for the archive and work on its interpretation to the public. In an ambitious installation he will build a structure to house the archive, based on display units for art developed in the 1920s by the exhibition designer Frederick Kiesler, using an original colour-coding system.

The Archive was co-founded by curators Barnaby Drabble and Dorothee Richter, and the tour is managed and produced by Situations at the University of the West of England in Bristol, with the support the Arts Council of England.

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