The Dallas Pavilion: curated publication

JOSEPH-LESTER, Jaspar (2013). The Dallas Pavilion: curated publication. Dallas, Texas, Southern Methodist University.

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In 2010 Joseph-Lester was commissioned by the Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas) to set up and lead a new city pavilion for Dallas and has since worked closely with 23 nominated galleries, museums, project spaces and other arts organizations situated across the city to produce a unique interpretation of the cultural life of a city. The resulting publication – a printed pavilion - considers the relation between the pervasive global image of the city and the local art spaces that produce culture and asks how location is embedded in the thinking and creative output of Dallas artists, curators, educators, museum directors and critics. The aim of this long-term international research is to interrogate the process through which local identities are exported as a global brand. ‘The Dallas Pavilion’ builds on the work of previous city or location-specific interpretations of national pavilions (The Manchester Pavilion, 2003 and The Sheffield Pavilion, 2007) and on various projects that treat the book as an exhibition space (Project Biennale, 2009). The first dissemination of ‘The Dallas Pavilion’ will be launched at the Venice Biennale in June 2013. There will be a downloadable PDF of the printed pavilion available online at the peer reviewed journal ‘What is a Pavilion?’, The Open University, 2013. Working in collaboration with Professor Michael Corris, the publication came to form the basis of an exhibition at the Kirk Hopper Gallery, Dallas, titled, The Dallas Pavilion: Sincerity (Sept 2013). This research was first developed through a cross-institutional pedagogic initiative titled Project Biennale that was shown as part of the 2009 Venice Biennale (St Georges Church). This led to a further invitation to attend the international conference, To Biennale or not to Biennale (Burgen, September 2009) where Project Biennale was exhibited as part of the Wanda Svevo Historical Archive on international biennales.

Item Type: Authored Book
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 12:06
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 23:46

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