The life and voice of objects
Running from September to December 2021, Delfina Foundation’s fourth season of Collecting as Practice brings together international and UK-based creative practitioners to explore the agency of artists and objects, unpacking the ways in which collections are shaped, maintained and framed.
Building on the themes from previous Collecting as Practice seasons, the programme is grounded in current and urgent debates around representation, restitution and contentious heritage. Using means such as fiction and performativity to unpack histories and violences of colonial collections the residents examine links between ethnographic and natural history collections, disability, environmental and capitalist paradigms; questioning who has the right to categorise, interpret, preserve and propose alternative future lives for objects.
As the programme’s associate curator Rose Lejeune will collaborate with the Delfina team to realise this season, in which the international and UK associate artists and curators will be working in collaboration with UK and international institutions, archives and collections, incubating durational research, challenging institutional strategies and creating new work.
The season’s public programme will showcase the outcomes of our UK associate artists alongside a series of other events.
Further public programme events will be published soon.
Selected outcomes and documentation of the programme will be published on our PLATFORM and featured here.
Please follow the link to view all autumn 2021 season residents (including those not working under the Collecting as Practice programme).