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  • 2021-01-13—2021-01-13

    The Virtual Lectures by Frank Wasser—Exhibition continues this way

    Register here for free tickets.
    Streamed live 4–5pm, Thursday, 4th February, 2021


    This is the fourth of ‘The Virtual Lectures by Frank Wasser’ — this lecture will trace the many histories of exhibition making as a means to pose a number of pertinent questions.

    Galleries, museums, project spaces have been mostly shut for almost a year and the viewing of art has largely migrated to online platforms such as ‘online viewing rooms’ and curated screen based work, with this in mind this lecture will address a number of pertinent questions.   

    What is an exhibition?

    How is an exhibition?

    Why is an exhibition?

    When is an exhibition?

    Which is an exhibition?

    Who is an exhibition?

    Where is an exhibition?

    How can exhibitions be read and understood across varying social, cultural and political contexts? What is the future of the exhibition? What is the role of the exhibition within the practice of an artist? Following on from previous virtual lectures by Frank Wasser this lecture will take the form of a seemingly sporadic yet intricately linked performative list. The political histories, legacies, influences, successes, failures, and implications of exhibition making will be the focus of this list which can be used as resource for further conversations.


    Frank Wasser is an artist, writer and art historian from the Liberties, Dublin who lives and works in London. He works across an array of materials and mediums that often concern writing and performance (on and off-page) and educational pedagogies. He has exhibited and lectured internationally. Recent Projects include: ‘The Slow abrogation of the…’ A solo performance at Jerwood Arts, London, Survey, a group show, BALTIC centre for contemporary arts, Newcastle, G39, Cardiff and The Bluecoat, Liverpool, THE LIVING NEWSPAPER (with Elaine Reynolds and Chris Timms), Tate Modern, London.

    Wasser will publish his first book ‘Slip’ with the imprint MA Bibliotheque in April 2021. He is currently a Dphil candidate at Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford and he lectures regularly at Tate Modern and Tate Britain. In 2018 Wasser was the recipient of an Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary.

    For individual lectures, please contact frank@thevirtuallectures.com
    or visit  The Virtual Lectures

    Pallas Projects/Studios is funded by The Arts Council