Writing Exhibitions/Exhibiting Literature: An Imaginary European Museum
© BARBARA KRUGER. COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY, NEW YORK.
Paul Almasy, Louvre, Paris 1942 © Paul Almasy | AKG images.
Tate Liverpool Exterior © Tate Liverpool
Außenansicht, MMK 2 im TaunusTurm. Photo: Axel Schneider
Total project grant (euros)
Percentage of budget funded
1 Oct 2015 - 30 Jun 2017
Number of partners in project
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Germany;
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
Tate Liverpool, MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunst and Centre Pompidou-Metz will create a new approach to sharing works from three iconic national collections with as wide an audience as possible. The partners will share their collections to create a meta-collection, which arguably becomes the best in the world through the sum of its parts. The project partners will co-curate an exhibition, which travels between the three venues and involves the transnational circulation of 100+ artworks from our three collections. A digital resource will be developed that enables the public to curate their own imagined exhibition, alongside a highly engaging public and learning programme. The project will conceive a collaborative dialogue, which investigates and celebrates European identity and weaves together a more universal European history. As we commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, it is a timely project that explores how European institutions can share research, experience, knowledge and collections. It will also explore what it means to have major collections such as these in metropolitan centres outside of European capital cities. The project takes the concept of Writing Exhibitions/Exhibiting Literature as the overarching theme for the project. It aim to test the relationship between the read and the seen, between visual art and literature, and how it can shape the way exhibition practice and literature develop in the future. The project will span two and a half years and embed this collaboration across teams. The partners have ideas for future collaborations beyond 2017: sustaining the partnership, and sharing best practice with other organisations, will be an enduring legacy of this project. As part of an innovative audience development strategy, they will invite audiences to be co-creators: they will reach 200,000 people in-gallery and 400,000 online, and involve the public in creating new texts and forms of digital and in-gallery interpretation.