1st Edition

Contemporary Exhibition-Making and Management Curating IMT Gallery as a Hybrid Space

By Mark Rohtmaa-Jackson Copyright 2023
    154 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a unique insight into contemporary curation and management in an innovative London-based gallery.

    Using a critical in-depth case study exploration of IMT art gallery’s ‘successes’ and ‘failures’, it illustrates and evaluates contemporary issues and challenges in curatorial initiatives and exhibition-making strategies. IMT operates as a ‘hybrid space’, combining characteristics of both the commercial gallery sector with non-profit artist-led or garage spaces while retaining affiliations to academic teaching and research. This book explores its structure, behaviour, history, partnerships and exhibition programme through a variety of disciplinary lenses, bringing together cultural, creative, economic, and pedagogical perspectives, as well as the effect of recent sociocultural impacts of the global financial crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Research-based and thought-provoking, this study will be of great interest to researchers, advanced students and professionals in curatorial studies, museum and gallery management, and art markets.

    1. Orientations 2. The Cult of Possible Elements 3. This is a Not-Me 4. Five Mouths that Form a Diagram of Desire 5. Hybrid Eggs and Deterritorialization 6. Gallery as Third Mind 7. Bric-à-brac and the Artist-Run 8. All Money Is Blood 9. Death 10. A View from Elsewhere 11. The Dream at the Periphery of the Centre 12. Collectivity and ‘a Plan of Living’ 13. The Long 1990s 14. 2008 15. Being Public: The Threshold and the Café 16. Dead Fingers Talk: A Place that Holds 17. Making a Fucking Mess of It 18. Curatorial Practice 19. Five Mouths Reprise 20. Ends


    Mark Rohtmaa-Jackson is a curator and Assistant Professor in Fine Art Critical Theory and Curatorial Practice at Northumbria University, UK.