Alternatives to Ritual, both as an exhibition and a publication, attempts to look at the crises in exhibition making and curatorial practice by proposing a reconstruction of the relationships between artists, institution and curator through exploring the exhibition format.
Examining a number of artistic practices emerging in recent years that reflect on the ritual of exhibiting presented throughout this exhibition, as well as through a number of commissioned texts. This publication proposes a new understanding of what an exhibition can constitute, as well as what function curatorial practice in our current context should perform.
This book has been published in conjunction with the exhibition, Alternatives to Ritual, presented by Goethe Open Space in Shanghai between September 2012 and March 2013.
English and German text.
Published by Department for Culture and Education (DCAE) of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art