Magazine, English, Staple Binding, 91 Pages, 2011, Archive Books
The Exhibitionist Issue 4
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.
This issue of The Exhibitionist diverges a bit from previous issues. Gone is the distinctive, bright yellow cover (an appropriation of, and homage to, Cahiers du cinéma). On the cover, rather than a single image (those in past issues were selected for the especially emphatic ways they staged various positions of looking and being looked at) appears a phrase deployed with tongue just slightly in cheek: “La Critique.”
This and every subsequent fourth issue of The Exhibitionist offers a forum for response and critique.
In the critique section, we welcome critical commentary about the journal itself: both its editorial commitments and the specific content of earlier articles. We envision this section as permitting the brief, but passionately argued, response that is the “letter to the editor”—a response that segues what was once a closed, final statement into an open dialogue. The opinions offered by Jarrett Gregory, Mia Jankowicz, Tina Kukielski, Miguel A. López, Rodrigo Moura, and Lawrence Rinder do not coalesce into a neat mapping of key themes of the journal, nor any illusory status quo of curating. Rather, they are idiosyncratic and deeply personal.