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'I am a Curator' is an ambitious new project that empowers the viewer, giving Chisenhale Gallery's visitors the chance to be a curator for one day Prospective visitors can book a one-day slot at Chisenhale, and each individual is then given the opportunity to curate their own exhibition during the day. Each curator will be able to select artworks housed in a specially constructed architectural environment designed by Gavin Wade and Celine Condorelli. Here, there will be a large and diverse pool of work available to each curator: sculpture, video, sound works, painting, performance proposals, drawing, social intervention and action descriptions 'I am a Curator' is initiated and directed by Per Hüttner, a Paris-based Swedish artist-curator. To realise the project, Hüttner is collaborating with a number of international artists, curators, artist-groups, architects, organisers, critics, assistants and designers 'I am a Curator' is an experiment in democratising the curatorial process For Hüttner, democracy comes with great responsibility, and his project aims to encourage a dialogue about the complexity of the curatorial process. It also seeks to engage the visitor in a debate about the limits of interpretation of an artwork. The project starts with the question: what are the intentions of the artist, and are those intentions more truthful than the interpretation of the visitor? Per Hüttner divides his time between a solo photography-based practice that investigates notions of pleasure and pain and their position within our media saturated society; and his curatorial projects, the latter often involving a degree of intervention on the part of others Per Hüttner's recent exhibitions and projects include: Kontainer, Los Angeles (solo, 2003); Redefining the La-La-La Landscape, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver (2003); Fadren, Platform, Vasa, Finland (solo, 2002); 3 in 1, Nylon Gallery, London (2001); All we need is a preacher and a Motel, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille (2001). Per Hüttner was co-founder and co-director of Konstakuten, an artist-run space in Stockholm from 1996-2001, and was founder-director of The Hood Gallery, Los Angeles (2002-2003)

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I am a Curator - a project by Per Huttner
New commission that empowers the viewer, giving Chisenhale Gallery's visitors the chance to be a curator for one day

Abäke , A-clip , Jack Albin. Roger Andersson, Roderick Barton, Patrick Bernier, Mariana Botey & The Invisible College , BRING OUT THE GARBAGE , Blair Butterfield, Lee Campbell, Lucia Cipriano, Celine Condorelli & Gavin Wade, Richard Couzins, Andrew Dadson, Daedalus , divine forces radio , Nathalia Edenmont, Sam Ely & Lynn Harris, Ivan Fayard, Jon Fawcett, Carlee Fernandez, Leslie Fratkin, Hans Jörgen Johansen, Anya Gallacio, Henrik Gistvall, Morten Goll, Colin Glen, Kate Grieve, Arni Gudmundsson, Joachim Hamou, Alexis Harding, Dan Hays, Sharon Hayes, Robby Herbst, Guillaume Janot, Melanie Keen, Arnold J .Kemp, Calum F Kerr, Charles LaBelle, Runo Lagomarsino, Lisa LeFeuvre, Ferdinand Leger (dubious – discuss), March 21 , Helen Marshall, Amitis Motevalli, Valerie Mrejen, Stephanie Nava, Tone O. Nielsen, Michael Euyung Oh, Leonard Palmestal, James Porter, Nathaniel Rackowe, Laercio Redondo, Scott Rigby & Maciej Wisniewski, Lenke Rothman, Marina Roy, Reid Shier, Nebojsa Seric – Shoba , Stellar , Tommy Stockel, Tamura Satoru, Althea Thauberger, Johan Tiren, Christina Ulke & Neil Stuber, V3TO , Eti & Daniel Wade, Julia Warr, Gillian Wearing, Eva Weinmayr, Simon Woolham, Mario Ybarra Jr.