2 hour talks with staff members of the Van Abbemuseum and dialogue partners from outside the institution.
Part of the exhibition: The Politics of Collecting – The Collecting of Politics, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2010
Annie Fletcher is curator at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, recent exhibitions include solo presentations of Jo Baer, Jutta Koether, Deimantas Narkevicius and the two-year project, ‘Be[com]ing Dutch’ during 2007–2009. She was the co-founder of the rolling platform ‘If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’ (www.ificantdance.org) which initiates programmes of performances and art projects realized in collaboration with various partner institutions in the Netherlands and internationally. As a writer she has contributed to various magazines including ‘Afterall’ and ‘Metropolis M’, and the publication ‘Curating, Art and the Pedagogical Turn’. She is on the editorial board of ‘A Prior’ magazine.
Paul O Neill is a curator, artist, and writer, based in Bristol. He is Great Western Research Alliance (GWR) Research Fellow in Commissioning Contemporary Art with Situations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. O’’Neill has curated or co-curated over 50 exhibition projects including: Coalesce: happenstance, SMART, Amsterdam, (2009); D.B, Four Gallery, Dublin, (2008); Tape Runs Out, Text and Work Gallery, Bournemouth (2007); Intermittent, Gallery for One, Dublin (2007); Making Do, The Lab, Dublin (2007). His writing has been published in many books, catalogues, journals and magazines and he is a regular contributor to Art Monthly, the reviews editor for Art and the Public Sphere and on the editorial board of The Exhibitionist. He is editor of the curatorial anthology Curating Subjects, ed. Paul O’Neill (2007), and co-editor of Curating and the Educational Turn with Mick Wilson (2010). He is currently working on an authored book with MIT Press The Culture of Curating, Curating Culture(s), 2011.