IAAC in the Americas


Documentation from the exhibition I am a Curator will be part of “Anti-exhibition” at the Southwest School of Art in Austin Texas in 2020. Anti-exhibition is an exhibition that captures attempts to reject and modify what is typically understood to be an exhibition of visual art. Contributions are in the form of documentation (visual and text) in the gallery space. This is an exhibition as an essay. The impetus is based on the thesis that the exhibition (the public presentation of art) is the generator of meaning in visual art. This generation happens by following the conventions of exhibitionary practice. Artistic or curatorial work that rejects these conventions is what we consider radical or experimental. These “experiments” are more significant than “standard” exhibitions because they simultaneously generate surplus meaning for the artwork and modify the conventions of exhibition practice. This anti-exhibition is not meant to cover any-and-all alternative approaches. This exhibition looks at specific instances from 1960s–present, with a focus on the current century. This exhibition is curated by Chad Dawkins, Curator and Director of Exhibitions.

Opening reception: Sat. May 2, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
On display May 2 – June 7, 2020