anticurate is imagined as mac birmingham’s version of an open exhibition. In association with mac birmingham, artist Trevor Pitt has devised the anticurate project as a platform to explore democratic and collective approaches to exhibition curating.
Over six weeks mac birmingham’s main gallery will host six unique exhibitions that will be selected from artworks submitted at the anticurate Open Day 9 July.
Each exhibition will be organised by groups that we have invited to curate an exhibition that we are calling ‘anticurators’.
To create their unique exhibitions the anticurators will be using a flexible exhibition structure and space that has been specially designed by Juneau Projects for anticurate, and they will be supported by independent curators Charlie Levine and Trevor Pitt, the exhibitions team and Producers at mac birmingham.
In the sixth and final week, all works submitted will be displayed so all artwork submitted it will be guaranteed to be seen.
Exhibition 1: Thu 4-Sun 7 Aug
Selected by members of the Extra Special People professional development programme at Eastside Projects: Alison Tarry and Tim Stock.
Preview Wed 3 Aug 6pm
Exhibition project 2: Thu 11- Sun 14 Aug
Selected by members of mac birmingham staff
Preview Wed 10 Aug 6pm
Exhibition project 3: Thu 18- Sun 21 Aug
Selected by members of Ikon Youth Programme and Project Platform
Preview Wed 17 Aug 6pm
Exhibition project 4: Thu 25-Sun 28 Aug
Selected by members of Young at Heart
Preview Wed 24 Aug 6pm
Exhibition project 5: Thu 1- Sun 4 Sep
Selected by Carli Frances and Rosie Carmichael of No Aloha arts collective.
Preview Wed 31 Aug 6pm
Exhibition project 6: Thu 8- Sun 11 Sep
All artworks will be exhibited
Preview Wed 7 Sep 6pm