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Systemics (or, Exhibition as a Series) – Index of Exhibitions and Related Materials, 2013–14
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  Systemics (or, Exhibition as a Series) Index of Exhibitions and Related Materials, 2013–14
Edited by Joasia Krysa.

Texts by Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Boris Groys, Mathias Kokholm, Joasia Krysa, Fatima Hellberg, Lars Bang Larsen, Bárbara Rodriquez Muñoz, Jussi Parikka.

Graphic design: Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey.

Published with the Exhibition Research Lab, Liverpool John Moores University.
published in January 2018
English edition
14 x 24 cm (softcover)
120 pages (46 b/w ill.)
€12.00
ISBN: 978-3-95679-162-8
EAN: 9783956791628
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A collection of new writing and curatorial projects stemming from the activities of the Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark, from 2013 to 2014. These projects reflected on the conditions for making curatorial “events” that are extended over longer durations to connect their constituent elements—exhibitions, texts, projects—across space and time.
Systemics brings together a collection of new writing and curatorial projects that unfolded at Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark, over a two-year period from 2013 to 2014. Contained here are its various parts: details of the four core exhibitions and related events, two commissioned exhibitions, and four essays, together comprising the Systemics series program as a whole. Like any series, it unfolds over time, in associative parts, using descriptive and poetic exhibition titles to develop a cumulative experience.
Borrowing the term systemics from the Austrian cybernetician Heinz von Foerster to point to a new conceptual attitude that embraces the growing complexity of the world, the book extends it to curatorial thinking—as theme for the artistic program and as curatorial method. What results is something close to the understanding of exhibition as a series, to unfold ideas through their temporal relations in their seriality without an ending: like episodes of an ongoing film narrative, words that weave into sentences, chapters that add to a book, or data that is arranged by algorithms to correlate meaning. In this sense, systemics lends itself to thinking about the conditions for making curatorial “events” that are extended over longer durations to connect their constituent elements across space and time—exhibitions, texts, projects—formally and thematically, overlapping and feeding into one another like reflexive feedback loops in a cybernetic system.