Rakett presents Curating Degree Zero Archive
Bergen, Norway, September/October, 2007

Rakett hosted the archive Curating Degree Zero Archive which is an exploration of critical and experimental approaches to curating contemporary art. Through a series of events the CDZA archive was activated with presentations, lectures, debates and concerts with invited guests. During a period of three weeks, September 20th to October 13th, Rakett had the Curating Degree Zero Archive as its extended platform. With this project they engaged in a public discussion around the expanding field of art and curatorial collaborative practices.

In collaboration with architect Jon-Martin Kolnes a mobile unit was developed from where the archive and the events were presented on different locations in the city of Bergen. Full program here:

Curating Degree Zero (2003-2008) was launched by Dorothee Richter and Barnaby Drabble to research, present and discuss changes in the practice of freelance curators, artist-curators, new-media curators and curatorial collaborations.

The Curating Degree Zero Archive (CDZA) documents the work of over 100 contemporary art curators who are known internationally for their critical and experimental positions. This collection of exhibition documentation, gifted to the archivists by the curators themselves, contains, among other materials, catalogues, DVDs, magazines and ephemera. In this way the archive presents a representative cross-section of the critical curatorial discourse at the beginning of the twenty-first century.