Update on ‘Decollecting’
Annette Schemmel, the first winner of the H+F Curatorial Grant, started work at the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in October 2007. Schemmel’s project ‘Decollecting’ focuses on the subject of collecting as cultural practice. Since October, she has initiated an interdisciplinary reflection in Dunkerque, including perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychanalysis, history and cultural science on the topic of collecting. Students, various collectors and art audiences gather for this purpose in several working groups with different orientations. In the summer 2008, the works of nine international artists discussing the collecting topic further will be presented to a broad public in Dunkerque, accompanied by lectures and discussions with diverse cultural producers and theoreticians. This project will result in a traveling show to be presented in international art spaces, joined by a publication.
The website of the FRAC regularly posts updates (in French) on ‘Decollecting’ as the project progresses.FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais