Curating Knowledge forms part of the Axis Arts Centre provision in the OpenSpace. Practitioner/researchers from a range of arts backgrounds are invited to take over the OpenSpace at MMU Cheshire over a period of time to continue to develop, or engage with new working processes, as part of their ongoing practice as research activity. Often artists will make direct response to the OpenSpace as a site interacting with the diverse activities that occur in this dynamic space.
This discursive platform engenders lively interaction, exchange and open debate between staff, students, the research community and members of the public. Curating Knowledge highlights the links between research activity and contemporary arts practices, and – perhaps most importantly – takes account of the different kinds of relationships that the public can have with them. The aim of the Curating Knowledge project, as part of the expanded Axis Arts Centre provision, is to continue as a critical project facilitating a fluid and explorative ‘curatorial platform’ for the contemporary work that it features.
Jane Linden, Curating Knowledge Curator.
For more information, see the Curating Knowledge website.