Uncharted Stories


Uncharted Stories Meeting 2

Wednesday 3 June 2009 from 14:30 to 17:30

The group’s second meeting took place at the Whitechapel Gallery within the installation space of Goshka Macuga’s The Nature of the Beast, Guernica:

“Dear Visitor,

This exhibition revolves around the presentation of Picasso’s original painting, ‘Guernica’, at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1939 and the placement and role of the tapestry at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1985 to 2009. In both instances, the image had been used as a backdrop for political debate.

The room has been designed with a real emphasis on accommodating and encouraging meetings for discussion groups, with ‘Guernica’ used once again as a backdrop. You are therefore invited to host meetings and discussions around the central table…

We only ask that you send photographs, recordings or minutes of your meetings to this address for inclusion in the gallery’s growing archive.

Many thanks,

Goshka Macuga”

So, the space remained open to the public while we met there. Every participant presented a piece of either their work or another designer’s or artist’s work. The aim of the presentation was to introduce the group to different pieces of work that could be included in the Uncharted Stories exhibition. The presentations were grouped in similar pairs and a comparitive discussion followed to envisage how the two would behave and influence one another when integrated within one exhibition.

The third meeting will take place in mid July, and the outcomes will be posted on this page.





Photography by Cayetano Rios

Uncharted Stories Meeting 1

Wednesday 29 April 2009 from 14:30 to 16:00

The Uncharted Stories curatorial group met for the first time at the Research Centre for Transnational Art Identity and Nation (TrAIN), to discuss the objectives and next steps of this initiative. The meeting started with every participant briefly introducing themselves to the group. A general discussion followed of how the different fields of studies and areas of expertise of participants can interlink and enrich under one umbrella. And finally an agenda was set for the following meeting: Participants will prepare a presentation about one piece of either their or someone else’s work that can potentially be included in the Uncharted Stories exhibition.


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