... it's how you play the game
Nov. 5, 1994 - Jan. 28, 1995
Jeanette Ingberman & Papo Colo
Cirilio Rayos Domine
Mary Ellen Mark
... it's how you play the game was a collaborative, conceptual exhibition project which investigated the curatorial process and revealed how curators' choices are reflective of their aesthetic and critical values. The show was conceived of as a game in which the participants, five curators of contemporary art - Thelma Golden of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Nancy Spector of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Robert Storr of The Museum of Modern Art, and Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo of Exit Art / The First World - each took turns selecting and installing works of art chosen in response to the other curators' selections.
... it's how you play the game opened on November 5th with each curator first selecting and installing several works of art in Exit Art / The First World's galleries. In the succeeding weeks the five curators took turns independently choosing and installing new works in response to the previous curators' selections. In this way, ... it's how you play the game changed and expanded both physically and visually each week, reflecting and reinforcing a curatorial dialogue.
... it's how you play the game stimulated dialogues among curators, artists, and the public on issues such as: the role of the institution, the philosophy of collections, the criteria determining curatorial choices, the artists' position within this process, and exhibition installation and its influence on our understanding of a work of art.
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