Gallery 31 — This Is Not a Museum: Portable and Lurking/Esto no es un museo. Artefactos móviles al acecho
The quest to subvert the logic of the museum through the construction of mobile devices has a long tradition. Since Marcel Duchamp’s Boîte-en-valise(1941), many artists have tried to move the field of aesthetic experience beyond the limits of the museum. In recent years, museums have co-opted this strategy with devices intended to make art “portable.” Instead of extending the linear feet of the museum’s walls, the devices in This Is Not a Museum make nomadic exhibitions as a platform for direct participation. This exhibition showcases more than 50 of these projects from various cities around the globe.
Originally curated by Martí Peran, a faculty member of the University of Barcelona, This Is Not a Museum has been presented in Barcelona (ACVic, 2011) and Ljubljana (Slovene Ethnographic Museum, 2012). Produced by AC/E and ACVic. Arts Contemporànies. Project produced by ACVic, Centre d'Arts Contemporànies and AC/E, ACCIÓN CULTURAL ESPAÑOLA and brought to the Corcoran through collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in the United States.
Artists representing This Is Not a Museum: Portable and Lurking/Esto no es un museo. Artefactos móviles al acecho - Call for Projects; Washington, D.C. include: Calder Brannock, Lisa Bulawsky, Michael Dax Iacovone & Michael Blasenstein, Caitlin Cass, Billy Friebele and Joe Reinsel.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 9, 5-7 p.m.
MobileMovie Film Festival: Wednesday, January 9, 7 p.m.
Workshop will run from January 23 - January 25, 2013.
Artist Conference: Saturday, January 26, 1-5pm in the Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium. This event is free but pre-registration is encouraged. Click here to register. https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/thisisnotamuseum
Presenters include Calder Brannock (D.C.), Floating Lab Collective (D.C.), Michael Iacovone and Michael Blasenstein (Museum of Censored Art, Washington, DC), Domènec Monsterrat (Barcelona), and Javier Toscano (Mexico City).