In the online exhibition 'then and now', independent curator James Gatt surveys archive documents that provide insight into the genesis of projects, and asks, where did each project start? How are their intentions communicated, adapted, incubated, realised? How might these original ideas be realised now?
These archival documents are, in a way, memories of unrealised notions. Locating and presenting them independently of the cumulative histories from which they emerge offers the opportunity to revisit and reinterpret them as inchoate moulds — correspondences, concepts, imaginings, future orientations, speculations — and thus to consider them as both historical and contemporary possibilities.
James Gatt's online exhibition was commissioned as part of Future Curators, a creative learning program giving secondary students across NSW the opportunity to connect with experienced curators and to activate the Kaldor Public Art Projects archive.
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