SHOW AND TRY AGAIN
martin buhlig
In search of... words / thesaurus During the symposium SHOW AND TRY AGAIN I noted down words, that are connected to the field of the curatorial and its practices. When I started out, it was mostly key words or buzz phrases, that seemed important enough for me to write down. Throughout the procession of formats and days of the symposium, I realized that more and more words, that at first look seemed to be too common or universal to note, took on a different or even divergent meaning in front of a curatorial background and thinking, and are therefore potentially equally valuable to reflect on. So, in the end, I decided it would be most interesting to present the wordlists in their entirety so as not to loose their openness for analysis and interpretation. I see those lists as a pool to fish for words, to take them out and to reflect on their layers of meaning within the curatorial field.
Day 1 – show

witness
curatorial
meaning production
summit
show
group
disappear
artist
guest
speaker
introduce
welcome
copy
machine
inside
outside
art-school
art
advertisment
wallpaper
picture
random
professor
foundation
museum
documenta
illusion
typography
money
print
automatic
appear
endless
judgement
critical
wall
floor
ceiling
painting
comment
publication
book
catalogue
edition
layout
design
content
lecture
practice
authorship
conversations
empty
reference
referential
system
visible
superfluous
media
format
body of work
transition
translation
transformation
process
nothingness
art
depiction
description
flow
group
pause
communication
aspects
metaphor
political
agenda
poster
art fair
biennal
archiving
fashion
shop
roles
art director
curator
designer
spatial design
identify
discourse
decision process
limits
power
task
duty
lines of conflict
responsibility
domination
respect
dialogue
position at the table
grid
archive
inspiration
idea
starting point
narrative
escape
public space
making images
iceberg
visibility
collaboration
filter
installation
artwork
photograph
inventory
drawers
studio
visuelles Haltbarkeitsdatum {visual date of expiry}
cohesion
exhibition architecture
space
sequence
material
research
analogue
digital
loss of information
vitrine
dead (material)
walk
reading
viewing
showing
places
react
center
core
vertical
display
image
order
rules
library
ethical questions
facsimile
preservation
view on
opening
develop
work for
professional
topic
promoted
source material
introduce
role models
epoch
commission
presentation
published
elements
installation
density
sides
the in-between
arranging
references
series
dummy
art history
about
excerpt
work in progress
artist-book
cover
invitation
body of work
contact-sheet
contact
personal
discussion
model
chronological
assistance
the artist
conservatory
struggle
sparring-partner
friends
access
opportunity
point of view
negotiation
arguments
metaphor
compromise
colleagues
hierarchy
lecture
the public
understanding
fear
perfection
balance
information
combination
practices of viewing/reading
visual
interest
vertical
horizontal
display
frame
condensed
backstage
representation
politics
showroom
touch
structure
organizing
scholars
dissertations
overview
thematic
inventory
paradise
opposition
asking
boundaries
decisions
figure it out
implementing
separate
to frame
make visible
choose
size
point
questions
avoid
prevent
story-telling
context
freelance
path
established
individual
the real world
parallel
simplicity
refined
one-man-show
time is running
know
workshop
mekka
pilgrimage
criticize
perspectives
phenomena
meeting
remarks
behaviour
rough/direct speech
recommendations
learning
the scene
autonomy
supporting
escorting
relevance
importance
speculation
duty
fight
envy
intensity
passion
escape
focus
touring
interpretation
fact
self-understanding
monopolize
withdraw
job
situations
access
key
persuasion
enable
peer-group
to profit
repetition
challenge
entertaining
lasting relationships
loosing interest
help
fruitful
continuous
regularly
professional friendships
comrades
Day 2 – try

Regisseur {director}
Dirigent {conductor}
Leiter {head}
Arbeitsfeld {field of work}
Grenzen {limits}
verhandeln {to negotiate}
navigate
vision
sovereignity
operative
mode
negotiation
try
welcome
topic
settings
white cube
predominant
public
unpredictable
experimentation
participate
processes
laboratory
display
researching
publishing
performance
concept
to dare
plattform
construction-site
passive
participant
protection
material
attitude
notion
translation
practice
research
contrast
process-based
stimulus
mind
guest
hospitality
range
teaching
academy
gallery
director
flow
pleasure
housekeeping
happening
protocol
institution
situate
introductions
context
ethics of research
researching
back
methodologies
indigenous
politics
truth
reconciliation
violent
context
commission
government
condensed report
recommendations
redressing
power-structures
acknowledgements
overarching
politics
protocols
writings
studies
colonized
colonizer
country
emphasis
regions
artistic research
art
production
community
affiliations
background
fellows
platform
finding
support
activism
culture
rights
organization
contemporary
racism
resonance
discussion
to affect
methodology
approach
lectures
decolonizing
dynamics
display
social contracts
agreements
deconstruction
abuse of power
movements
effect
confrontation
reform
extractive practices
reciprocal
approaches
non-accumulative
terminology
progress
organization
disseminate
model
relationality
interaction
interdependency
reciprocity
shifting
critical
scholar
public
talk
Q&A
arrogance
hostile
self-absorbed
discomfort
mediated
facilitate
career
panel
audience
urgency
peer-review
quality
gamble
organize
contract
dedicating
moment
situation
afterthought
collective body
establish
attempt
disruption
unspoken
proposal
advantages
defining
promote
context
facilitate
responsiveness
interrogation
environment
comfortable
responding
question
represented
model
difficult
space
being exposed
being invited
at stake
awareness
platform
spotlight
microphone
nervous
bully
fool
addition
rooms
powerful
atmosphere
detail
composure
power-relations
actors
move
hesitation
perception
disruption
expertise
hierarchy
centering
processes
deconstruct
experience
inherited
legacies
embedded
power structures
racism
money
imagine
reconcile
budget
team
decentering
necessity
transposing
contradiction
strain
conditions
vague
to deal with
values
results
appropriate
disseminating
ensuring
language
access
inclusion
exclusion
power-structures
setting
rehearsal
probing
international
fiction
library
foreign
translation
mirroring
collect
classify
clustering
everybody
migration
specify
gender
public
discourse
post-colonialism
terms
global
joint
kulturelle Spezifit�t {cultural specificity}
Un�bersetzbarkeit {being untranslatable}
intervene
zeitgen�ssisch {contemporary}
aspekt {aspect}
urban
landscape
digital
performances
government
frontiers
pose
natural
Freiheit {freedom}
dressiert {drilled}
necessary
relation
movement
approximating
phantasmatic
status
norm
�ben {to train}
beobachten {to observe}
Raum {space|room|area}
Bewegung {movement}
Zitat {quote}
Haltung {bearing|attitude|poise}
verborgen {hidden}
Tanz {dance}
Heilung {healing}
Kunstform {art form}
Lekt�re {reading}
Avant-garde
Pose {pose}
Bestimmtheit {determination|definiteness}
Unbestimmtheit {indefiniteness|indeterminacy}
Selbstreflexion {self-reflection}
origin
immorality
Gegens�tze {opposites|antipodes|contradictions}
Stasis
Tumult
Pose
Pause
Unterbrechung {interruption|break}
Innehalten {to pause}
Simultaneit�t {simultaneity}
Aufstand {insurgency|revolt}
Manifestation
Transformation
collective
imagination
mythic
spiritual
property
stage
mediate
human
activity
environment
making
organization
web
nature
binary
determined
enable
forbidden
origin
objects
use
invention
manufacture
speech
message
signification
history
evolve
whiteness
untamed
assumption
discovery
universal
relevance
identification
de-humanization
states
legal
systems
churches
static
Wiederholung {repetition}
Ablauf {process|flow|sequence}
Zustand {condition|state}
result
norms
reiteration
revolution
reincarnation
evocation
Fotografie
Bewegung {movement|motion}
Formen {forms|shapes}
vorgef�hrt {performed|demonstrated}
Tanz {dance}
Day 3 – again

exhibition
rehearsal
photos
welcome
event
program
process-oriented
develop
formats
presentation
redoing
produced
cultural studies
art history
the in-between
disciplines
practices
music
composer
trade
field
prominent
becoming
public
bodies
sound
simultaneous
leporello
leaflet
prepare
introduced
members
training camp
perception
phrase
rehearsal space
debut
performer
experienced
notion
evolve
before
public
arts
link
reflecting
trying
process
work
stageplay
dance-performance
change
sense
processed
involved
presented
question
quotes
encompass
aspects
testing
repetition
tension
disciplinary
complex
created
initiated
organized
produce
situation
theater
concert-hall
definition
observing
describe
components
involved
interesting
audience
performing
art
opera
private
hidden
old-fashioned
outmoded
perfect
model
authentic
observation
duration
exhibit
rehearsal
put sth. on display
confront
text
negates
potentialities
multiplied
constrained
definition
repetiture
ballet
burn-out
premiere
further
end-point
working
perspectives
disinterest
portrait
film
metaphor
subjection
reaching
professionalism
uniformity
subjecting
oneself
formality
images
libretto
text
unifying
presentable
respective
reproducibility
recording
deal
value
ticket
premiere
concert
event
pressure
marketable
simulacrum
consumable
result
wild
describe
rethought
option
quote
function
shielded
space
reduction
participant
active
element
unplanned
transformations
state
react
level
context
uncomfortable
sloppiness
in the moment
hard
thing
situation
wind-up
imagine
economic
model
event
expectation
come
ticket
composition
intrigue
conventional
static
object
information
scenario
temporal
dimension
finalized
statement
meaning-production
generated
conceive
visitor
halt
occasion
become
manner
metaphorical
stage
roles
constellation
dichotomy
possibility
non-hierarchical
viewing
listening
approaches
testing-ground
writing
chance
value
change
atypical
motions
general
pavilion
pageant
group
utopian
future
invited
reactions
surprise
vocabulary
lessons
videostills
training
events
manifestation
replica
instrument
version
temporary
space
inherent
suggested
framing
product
show
studio
conducted
spatial
situations
merged
series
publication
involved
visitors
submit
process
usual
invited
lyrics
collected
office
closed
meet
develop
art-piece
display
duration
exhibition
practicing
concert
short-stories
composed
minimum
portrait
punk
attitude
stage
opening
played
band
dissonance
rake-over
hearse
freedom
death
the same
appealing
notions
versions
white-cube
comfort-zone
trust
introducing
listening
rehearsal
particularly
professionals
socialists
image
participation
Day 4 – non-show

session
living-room
atmosphere
dedicated
invisibility
representation
evolving
together
protest
activists
demands
emissions
renewable
changes
discussed
fixed
policies
withdrawal
boycott
demonstration
justice
code
negotiate
atmosphere
personal
story
hang-out
laboratory
white-cube
schedule
conceptualized
devised
founded
art students
dictatorship
period
movements
hub
interdisciplinary
agenda
focus
waste
touring
performing
informal
to cut in
discussion
structure
video
picture
initiative
mailing-list
meeting
house
residence
area
space
create
program
introduce
neighbors
public
art
domestic
space
reproduce
gathering
gallery
unproductive
career-move
time
traffic
decide
understanding
talk
continue
gather
package
deliverable
prioritize
social-media
audience
catered
membership
to let go
automatic toy
figuring out
property
to become a resource
school
participant-led
knowledge
tought
collective
framing
curatorial
antagonistic
antithetical
transfer
international
context
wasting
time
street-art
negotiate
authority
gangster
fundraising
commercial
funding
proposal
writers
sustainability
ecosystem
art-making
corporation
funding
non-profit
exercise
independent
healthy
foreign
funding
hand-out
project-based
logic
reliable
human rights
environment
fickle
accept
institution
more
reinterpret
structures
platform
running
radio-streaming
warehouse
infrastructure
disappear
ecosystem
nurture
friendship
to organize
to connect
physically
relation
bonding
biases
trust
moves
building
networks
present
transactional
round-table
exchange
questions
genius
borders
concepts
moving
openness
curatorial
academy
setup
to allow
to rephrase
relevant
production
means
to think
liberating
practice
world
expert
to follow
distance
curious
to hide
learning
outcome
rapidly
complete
constellation
to create
propositions
world-views
intrinsic
connections
no-show
contemporary
to represent
depresentation
approach
failure
typology
unexhibition
infrastructure
boycott
counter-move
formation
institution-critique
failure
case-study
illustrative
caucus
assembly
congregation
subjectivity
belief
democratic
inherently
legacy
possibilities
capital
culture
international
reject
open-ended
reading-groups
workshops
discursive
site-specific
meetings
renowned
events
unfolding
to inhabit
things
objects
conversations
biennale
value
autocratic
governed
reactions
proactive
speaking
manifesto
production
artistic
funding
companies
sponsor
reaction
campaign
local
activists
discontinue
collaboration
withdraw
participation
divest
attentive
expands
notion
institutional-critique
talking-back
affiliations
stop
turn-of-events
mandatory
symbolic-capital
rejection
power-structures
confusion
passive-agressive
rejection
missing
politicizing
production
silent
versions
participation
arbitrators of taste
faulty
recognition
story
representation
story-telling
triennal
assembly
activities
visible
uptake
events
critique
philosophically
perform
spontaneous
self-organize
goals
unjust
adress
power
top-down
metaphorical
space-of-interaction
conjuring-trick
institution
conditions
streams
demonstrates
means
trade
professional
ramifications
analyze
simultaneously
case-study
vectors
the possible horizon
billboards
presentation
interpretation
paradox
obscure
result
detour
mediation
enslaved
liberated
elicit
force
hide
within
distributed
slogo
photograph
context
disagree
moment of representation
crucial
cultural-turn
culture
process
set of practices
debate
exchange
giving & taking
inherent
affect
didactic
meaning
fixed
unchanging
quotes
burden of representation
political
speaking on behalf
absence
authentic
representing
issues
managements
assymmetry
identified
fiction
substitute
embodiment
transparen
conditions
need
supplement
constitution
emerging
dilemma
ethical
decisions on visibility
involuntary
inadvertently
consciously
disappearing
shrine
treaty
deface
rewrite
history
site
systemic
destruction
perspective
narrative
constellation
decide
messages
selected
process
default
erase
acts of violence
remove
museum
terror
occupation
magic trick
consecrated
cultivated
popular
double-bind
example
gesture of pointing
blunt instrument
infrastructure
embedded
aesthetic
experience
Day 5 – assembly

busy
anxiety
fear
program
composing
commons
resource
organizing
cummunity
situated
system
divided
public
private
state
maintain
system
collective
research
project
knowledge
generate
artistic
thinking
unlearning
privileges
habit
question-learning
economy
unaware
blind
perform
embody
knowledge
important
bodily
engagement
impossible
precarious
rely
wobbly
situation
exercise
produce
need
demand
pressure
busy
frustrated
obstruction
habit
cleaning
office
protect
presentation
domestic
revolution
curate
ongoing
conversation
exercises
images
background
time-machine
network
iceberg
relation
salary
backbone
dialogue
introduction
essays
glossary
bark
common
elephant-in-the-room
art-institute
office
annual
assembly
backside
programming
presenting
interrogation
formalize
editorial
committee
draft
facilitate
writing-process
morals
transcultural
practice
modernist
transparent
democratic
participatory
institution
association
tunnels
constellation
embedded
recycle
logic
economy
porosity
board
backup
jury
interest
architecture
exhibition
library
copy
protest
ignorance
member
interest
relationship
top-down
need
camp
occupation
neighbor-help
workshop-space
cleanup
elections
escalation
administration
research
knowledge
corruption
civic
obedience
homeless
competence
survive
city
action-conference
political
design
insurance-value
participatory
practices
organize
results
invited
translated
museum
local
context
gather
discuss
move
formation
black-board
rent
events
access
artist-scene
demonstrating
legal
play
opportunities
infrastructure
institution
transition
sharing
de-curate
curator free zones
grass-root
Mus�e imaginaire
medium
sharing
knowledge
fragmented
research
archive
kitchen table
representation
projection
reordering
tableau
montage
constellation
collaboration
subversive practices
isolated
generational
context
dictatorship
production
canon
modernity
subjects
transfer
transition
architecture
sections
conflict
political bodies
mail-art
resistance
evidence
tomorrow
censorship
substitute
visualize
material
commentary
irritating
language
imitate
adept
dissident
tactics
urgency
history
official
rethinking
silk-screen
suspicion
comprehensive
implications
inappropriateness
experts
expertise
unusual
perspectives
productive
acts of voicing
viewer
curiosity
story
non-seen
hidden
intimate
experience
environment
chorus
rehearsal
queer
manifesto
assembly
conference
convener
logics of production
artistic
metaphorical
rhizome
goals
processes
control
to dare
sense
communality
collectivity
dissolve
revelers
singularity
network
disembodiment
pre-formulated
unexpected
alliances
understanding
rereading
parody
utopian thinking
narratives
emancipatory
the ungrieveable
vulnerability

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