Dream Exhibitions is a new weekly series that asks artists, writers, curators, and other creative types what as-yet unrealized exhibition they’d like to see. Everyone’s invited, so dream a big dream, and send it our way (Corinna Kirsch, email@example.com).
This week’s dream exhibitions brought to you by Joshua Weibley, Jessica MacCormack, Angela Washko, and Laura Swanson.
The Bernadette Corporation, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, The Matthew Higgs Society, and the estate of Felix Gonzalez-Torres at Reena Spaulings.
A DJ Saved My Life:
Show at The Guggenheim of contemporary art featuring or related to vinyl records; installed along the museum’s winding ramp, viewers will act out the motion of a turntable spinning as they move through the show.
No Work; All Play:
Peter Coffin at the Bronx Zoo.
New Directions in Curatorial Practices:
A re-printing of Danna Vajda’s 2009 zine. Headings include: “Lord of the Rings’ Gandalf as the new Curatorial Director at the Guggenheim,” “The Olson Twins as the double-headed curatorial team of the Whitney,” and “If Oprah Winfrey is the new curator at the Palais de Tokyo.”
So you can talk about chauvinism in net-art while you talk about chauvinism in net-art, dawg.
1. Everyone is let out of prison, everyone else is locked in museums and galleries.
2. The homeless rewrite the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
3. Creative corporate-types from Google are hired to curate/decorate the Guggenheim.
4. George W. Bush gives a TED Talk about his paintings.
5. Marina Abramovic’s new institute will be located at Guantanamo Bay (care of the Desearch Repartment).
6. Facebook reprogrammed by Ai Weiwei.
7. All museum security guards replaced by drone pilots.
8. For one year all military funding goes to the arts.
#1: A massive museum retrospective of the brilliant work of Dara Greenwald (including all of her collaborations).
#2: An exhibition in which Eva and Franco Mattes steal and complete all of Nate Hill’s “art ideas” from his project “The 6 Train Louse” and the documentation of actions and resulting objects are presented without any association to Nate’s original project.
This is less of an idea for a specific exhibition and more about a dream for a spectacular visitor experience. “Masked Saturdays” would be one Saturday a month when museums and galleries would require all visitors to wear a costume or disguise that fully conceals their identity. I would love to be at the Met dressed as a welder and see beekeepers, grizzly bears, and ninjas walking around, looking at art.