Gallery 31 — This Is Not a Museum: Portable and Lurking/Esto no es un museo. Artefactos móviles al acecho

January 9, 2013 to January 26, 2013

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. 

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).