POOL, a new programme drawing on a ‘pool’ of works from private collections in order to develop and encourage emerging curatorial talent, will stage its pilot exhibition some a little sooner, some a little later at LUMA Westbau in the Löwenbräuart Complex in Zürich.
Bringing together works from the celebrated collections of Maja Hoffman and Michael Ringier, the exhibition will be curated by POOL’s first curatorial fellow, Gabi Ngcobo, mentored by Beatrix Ruf (Director and Curator, Kunsthalle Zurich) and Tom Eccles (Executive Director, Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY).
The exhibition in the curator’s own words:
‘A curatorial project that stages a continuous deflection of historical, mythical and fantastical narratives. Work selected from the private collections of Maja Hoffmann and Michael Ringier emphasize insistence and repetition. Together they seek to propose a rearrangement and erasure of gaps in time, by warping concepts of place as well as contemporary speculation on the future(s).’
Francis Alÿs, John Baldessari, Fiona Banner, Keren Cytter, Verne Dawson,
Stan Douglas, Urs Fischer, Liam Gillick, Rodney Graham, Cartsten Höller,
Mike Kelley, Sean Landers, Sherrie Levine, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson,
Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, Danh Vo
Gabi Ngcobo (b. Durban, South Africa) is an independent curator, creative researcher and educator based in Johannesburg. In 2010 she co- founded the Center for Historical Reenactments, a project foregrounding investigations into historical legacies and their impact on contemporary art. She is the first curatorial fellow of POOL and was proposed by POOL mentor Tom Eccles, Director of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, of which she is a graduate.