Hostage – I am a Curator – Chisenhale Gallery, London 2003

I am a Curator was a major project that empowered the viewer, giving Chisenhale Gallery’s visitors the chance to be a curator for one day. Over the course of six weeks, prospective curators booked a one-day slot at Chisenhale, and each individual was given the opportunity to curate their own exhibition.

The Chisenhale Gallery is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for contemporary visual art

‘Hostage’ was the result of an invitation by Patrick Bernier to take part in his project ‘Hosting’; This invitation had one condition, that he was accommodated for two nights in Helen’s house. ‘Hostage’ was in fact an intravenous drip that Helen acquired from the Royal Free Hospital and had become a spare prop of a video piece she has been making at the time entitled ‘Drip’.

I am a Curator is collaboration between artist/curator Per Hüttner and: A-clip, Jack Albin. Roger Andersson, Roderick Barton, Patrick Bernier, Mariana Botey & The Invisible College, BRING OUT THE GARBAGE, Blair Butterfield, Lee Campbell, Lucia Cipriano, Celine Condorelli & Gavin Wade, Richard Couzins, Andrew Dadson, Daedalus, divine forces radio, Nathalia Edenmont, Sam Ely & Lynn Harris, Ivan Fayard, Jon Fawcett, Carlee Fernandez, Leslie Fratkin, Hans Jörgen Johansen, Anya Gallacio, Henrik Gistvall, Morten Goll, Colin Glen, Kate Grieve, Arni Gudmundsson, Joachim Hamou, Alexis Harding, Dan Hays, Sharon Hayes, Robby Herbst, Guillaume Janot, Melanie Keen, Arnold J .Kemp, Calum F Kerr, Charles LaBelle, Runo Lagomarsino, Lisa LeFeuvre, Ferdinand Leger, Helen Marshall, Amitis Motevalli, Valérie Mrejen, Stéphanie Nava, Tone O. Nielsen, Michael Euyung Oh, Leonard Palmestål, James Porter, Nathaniel Rackowe, Laercio Redondo, Scott Rigby & Maciej Wisniewski, Lenke Rothman, Marina Roy, Jeremy Shaw (aka March 21),Reid Shier, Nebojsa Seric – Shoba, Stellar, Tommy Støckel, Tamura Satoru, Althea Thauberger, Johan Tirén, Christina Ulke & Neil Stuber, V3TO, Eti & Daniel Wade, Julia Warr, Gillian Wearing, Eva Weinmayr, Simon Woolham, Mario Ybarra, Jr.

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