Jointly promoting research in the field of exhibition studies: For that reason, the documenta Institute and the research centre Afterall have now concluded a cooperation agreement.
The agreement provides in particular for cooperation in the publication series Exhibition Histories. The documenta professors Mi You and Felix Vogel will join the editorial team and thus help shape the influential book series in the future. In addition, joint research and event projects will be developed and implemented.
The book series Exhibition Histories is dedicated to the question of what happens when art is made public. Most recently, it published editions on Reshaping the Field: Arts of the African Diasporas on Display and Art and its Worlds: Exhibitions, Institutions and Art Becoming Public. In addition to the documenta Institute, the Asia Art Archive, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg are collaborating on the publication format.
Mi You and Felix Vogel see great opportunities in the collaboration: "The book series Afterall Exhibition Histories has set standards for the field of exhibition studies in recent years. Through this cooperation, the documenta Institute will become part of an international network of experts. We look forward to working together to advance research on global exhibitions."
Afterall is a research centre at the University of the Arts London that focuses its research activities on contemporary art and its relationship to society. The research centre works with partner institutions on three continents and publishes Exhibition Histories, the Afterall Journal, and the book series One Work, Two Works, and Critical Readers.