A free and public workshop to discuss the methodological challenges of re-exhibiting and recording ‘minor’ exhibitions and performances, featuring leading artists, scholars and curators.
The workshop takes as its starting point the exhibition 'Celebration of the Body' by IAIN BAXTER& and Ingrid Baxter, which coincided with the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and included all manner of representations of the human body – from medical artefacts to documentary films and live athletic events.
The London 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games are an ideal opportunity to return to 'Celebration of the Body' in order to reflect specifically on the body’s role in reviving creative interventions that, rather than seek their place in grand historical narratives, abide by what Gilles Deleuze called a 'becoming minor'.
How then to contend with ‘minor’ exhibitions and performances? As historians, writers, curators and artists, are we not bound to reinscribe what was left out, recollect what was scattered, reterritorialise what was deterritorialised? How to (re)experience what once eluded historical capture?
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