Rose Lejeune es una curadora que trabaja con instituciones públicas y particulares para crear y adquirir obras de arte.
Rose Lejeune is a curator working with public institutions and private individuals to commission and acquire artworks. This curatorial activity is delivered through two main avenues:
Gallery Lejeune, an exhibition programme that investigates ways in which context-based, performative and ephemeral work can be archived and collected.
Each exhibition is built around a series of events such as dinners, performances, talks etc. These programmes create a context from which to discuss notions of value and legacy in relation to ephemerality and permanence.
Collecting the Ephemeral, a commissioning and research project.
Running from autumn 2015 until 2017, a series of new commissions are being developed for existing collections – each allowing an artist to explore a collection as a site of inspiration and context for making as well as a destination for their work.
The programme...works with public, pedagogical and private collectors as a springboard to explore how it is possible to collect through commissioning live, ephemeral and process-based work.
Collecting the Ephemeral will culminate in a publication featuring each of the commissions. The publication will explore several key questions:
How can artists with experimental, performative, ephemeral or context-specific practices be represented in collections and archives?
How can artists use existing collections as inspiration for new work?
What values does collecting as a process have and how can this process engage new audiences?
Together Gallery Lejeune and Collecting the Ephemeral address some key gaps in the contemporary art market and bring together commercial and philanthropic impulses to create a methodology for the commissioning and preservation of live practices within collections.
Rose Lejeune’s current curatorial activities have developed following a decade of extensive experience working with public organisations throughout the UK and in particular working closely with artists to commission for non-gallery situations and focusing on creating sustainable frameworks for the development of ideas and artistic process.
In 2014/15, as Curator at Art on the Underground, a world-class programme of contemporary art that enriches the London Tube environment, Rose produced a major commission with Richard Wentworth and lead consultancy and pilot projects for new programming strands on the River and Buses.
Between 2009/13, Rose initiated a series of ‘living’ exhibitions and residencies in London and Dublin. These projects (set variously in a derelict Fire Station, a residential house, an empty library and a gallery) mixed up the forms of exhibitions, residencies and conferences. Bringing together artworks with artists, theorists and audiences in a series of unique meetings they laid bare and opened up the processes, frameworks and durations through which art is made, displayed and disseminated.
From 2012/14, Rose lead the visual arts programme at Wirksworth Festival, a leading rural Festival in the UK. Following her re-structuring of the programme, she developed a series of major commissions including the performance/broadcast project Stop Frame: Process, Experiment and Broadcast in the Peak District landscape.
From 2008/09, Rose was Projects Curator at the Serpentine Gallery, London where she managed several major projects for the Gallery including Skills Exchange, a series of commissions with artists and older people, and the development of the Edgware Road Commissioning programme (now Centre for Possible Studies).
Rose holds a BA in Philosophy and Art History, an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art and is currently a Vision Forum Research Member at Linkopings Universitet, Sweden.
Aunque una serie de programas han interrogado recientemente acerca de las prácticas de coleccionar, la fundación londinese lanza el primer programa que acoge formalmente a artistas y coleccionistas en residencia.
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