The Exhibitionist Issue 3
The Exhibitionist is a journal focusing solely on the practice of exhibition making. Its objectives are to create a wider platform for the discussion of curatorial concerns, encourage a diversification of curatorial models, and actively contribute to the formation of a theory of curating.
The Exhibitionist takes Cahiers du Cinéma as a starting point, a source of inspiration. Our admiration for the Nouvelle Vague directors is not only about the films they actually made (which succeeded to varying degrees in actually breaking with tradition) but also about their commitment to talking about film in their own language, to working in their own style, to avoid succumbing to the forces of convention, and to their championing of intellectualism and criticality. Above all The Exhibitionist follows their example in embracing the theory of the author. To those (including those curators) who regard exhibition making as a somehow outdated way to present art, we insist otherwise. The exhibition, I reiterate, is the medium of today, and we have barely begun to scratch the surface of its potential.