Granulation – Online and Public Art Project

[ *Please note that the design and info below is under development and will change daily, while the majority of the material is presented as test material or place holders.]


  • Pt 1
  • New Geographies
  • New Histories
  • Introduction
  • Invitation
  • The Body of Art
  • Rebuilding the Body of Art
  • A New language of Art
  • Pt 2
  • Online
  • List of Contributors
  • List of material
  • Pt 3
    Installations examining the material
    Date and location of installations
Map showing the Towns taking part in this years 51zero Festival, Rochester and Canterbury
Photo of the Undercroft covered area of the Guildhall Museum, Rochester High street, Rochester, Kent, UK

List of Contributors:

Herve Constant

Steven Wong

Nitin Shoff

Tony Heyward

Lise Autogena

Karl Ingar Roy

Enzo Cillo

Astrid Runde Saxegaard

Azedin EI Ouafi

Herve Constant


Ana Cavic

Sally Kindberg

Bruce A. Barber

Examples of Far East Asian Art–art-from-the-malay-archipelago–indonesia,-malaysia,-philippines-and-singapore-/

Project by Steven Wong – Blind Spot: Art from the Malay Archipelago Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore.

Film by Enzo Cillo

Film by Azedin El Ouafi

Please download images and remake your own work

and send a copy of your new version back to me so l can upload it here on the website

CV and Portfolio

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David Goldenberg


D.Goldenberg selected work 1989 – 2013

Selected Work 1987-2018, books, short CV and Reviews

Complete CV


Post Autonomy




Text on Post Autonomy Parts 1 & 2 Between Revolution and Heresy

PAVILION 17  Reader of Bucharest Bianniale 


Short history of Post Autonomy


short history


Published and unpublished texts and lectures 2007 – 12  examining Post Autonomy

Presented in Mongolia; Baku, Azerbaijan; Arts Depot, Vienna, Austria; TS-1, Belgrade, Serbia





Booklet-1 Negations and Mixes




Booklet-5-Interviews For Whitehot Contemporary art & Exhibart


Mobile Documenta


The transformation of art, text for Venice Biennial 2013


Contact David Goldenberg

This Historic Moment

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A new text on The New language of Art is to appear in a new book on current Art

Date to be announced soon

Autumn 2019/2020

This Historic Moment



Granulation Pt 8

The topic of the fourth edition of FMAV due to be in Tangier Morocco from

16 to 19 Oct

Europe’s other Borders with North Africa

FMAV will dedicate all its main time to activities of exhibitions and workshops and panels to the issues of migration and refugees
Over the last two decades, human catastrophes at sea have indisputably transformed the maritime borders of Europe into a macabre deathscape. Untold tens of thousands of refugees, migrants, and their children have been consigned to horrific, unnatural, premature deaths by shipwreck and drowning, often following protracted ordeals of hunger, thirst, exposure, and abandonment on the high seas. The most comprehensive database documenting migrant and refugee deaths during attempts to traverse the maritime borders of Europe estimates the total number at more than 30,000 for the period since the year 2000.
Although such statistics are imperfect and the records surely involve a significant undercount, that is an average of 4-5 people who died every day during this period. With 4,329 migrant and refugee deaths recorded in the Mediterranean, 2016 became the deadliest year on record: on average, approximately 12 people died every day that year. Although 2017 saw a modest decline in the number of recorded deaths, this figure remained alarmingly high: on average, roughly 9 people died every day. Thus, it is no exaggeration to declare that EU-ropean border enforcement policies and practices have actively converted the Mediterranean into a gruesome mass grave.
Artists from the North of Morocco namely Tangier,Tetouan and Assilah and Europe Spain,Italy and England will work on this theme and celebrate it through meeting and panels for fans of visual arts and performance.
Nicholas De Genova

Parts 7 – Granulations

51zero/festival 2019 

of contemporary art and moving image

25th October – 17th November  

co-curated by David Goldenberg




One of this year’s themes is the idea of rebirth, renewal and starting again. Resident artist David Goldenberg will introduce Granulation, a collective public installation, encouraging contributions to a collaborative artwork and a discussion on art in response to the festival program. Goldenberg aims to use exhibited artworks and festival activities to construct formal ideas of how art takes place today, exploring how these ideas could be unfixed and reconstituted to develop new languages of art, in particular, a new language of art for Medway. 



Granulation – Open to All  

As part of 51zero festival, UK-based artist David Goldenberg is coordinating a new collective public installation entitled Granulationsituated in Rochester High Street. 


“How can we use art works and other activities as molecules to build an overview of how art takes place today, then take those molecules and rebuild the body of art differently? ” 


If it is possible to start again, how do we start a new language for art and what form should it or can it take? To develop a new language of art for Medway, people should have an active role in shaping this language, where we are all starting from the same position 


The project belongs to the people of Rochester whose input and contribution are key for the installation to be realised. People are invited to contribute ideas, material and objects, take part in discussions and make work during the first week of the festivalcollaborating with the artist in creating the installation. 



Guildhall Museum, 17 Rochester High StreetOctober 27th  3rd November. 


– Participating in the Installation  

Contributing ideas, material and objects should respond to the concept of rebirth and renewal, “starting a new language of art for Medway”These can take any form e.g. a text, text/image, essay, images, found objects from the public realm, personal items, that tells a story about art in the area. Unless agreed all objects should be small scale and portable.  


Please send text/image material via email or Wetransfer along with: 

Title of text – 

Your name – 

Email – 

Contact No – 

Link to website / online profile / link to other work – 


If you wish to contribute hard copies or objects please arrange to bring it along to the installation during October 27th – 3rd Novemberbetween 10am-5pm. 

Please note that your contributions may become part or be developed into new work or a discussion, so please bring copies only. If you wish your objects to be returned, do please state it clearly and arrange collection. 


– Participating in the talk and discussion (Sat 2nd November – NB venue may change) 

The aim is to develop a discussion from material that is sent to the festivalThe collective material will be used to provide an informed insight into how art works today, framing a context to pose a further question: how does art function in Medway and what language is specific to discussing this art? 


Key questions as introduction to talks and discussions include: What resources, material and information do we need to stage an event that facilitates this process? Why do we want to do this? How will we do this? What are the expectations? What form should a new work (art installation) take in building a new language of art? 


– Collaboration 

You may also be interested in collaborating, taking part in:  

– collaborating with building the new installation during the festival  

– meeting the artist for an informal exchange leading into to the final talk and discussion  

– proposing talks and activities related to the theme  


Expression of interest are invited between June – September. 

Please email with the subject line 

– 51zf/19 – Granulation – material 

– 51zf/19 – Granulation – talk/collaboration specifying a time to meet the artist, drop in at the Guildhall or attend the Talk.  


Publicity: all Open Call contributors would be listed in our publicity.  

Fee: all selected artists/musicians/contributors/work experience will be offered a nominal fee to cover expenses 



Parts 6 – 5 Years Gallery, London, UK

October 2019

Parts 5 -Envisioning the Economy of the Future, and the Future of Political Economy

International Conference, Lille, France

3-5th July 2019


Neoliberalism has destroyed what exists leaving a blank, a clearing, a new space.

In a sense we can say we have entered a moment where it is possible to re-imagine art again for the 1st time in 200 years

How do we meet this challenge?

We can pose the question another way “If you were offered the opportunity to shape art and thinking would you take up the challenge?”

Is it possible to coordinate a situation where cultures and peoples meet to exchange ideas to contest existing thinking and positions to reshape  centres of cultural power?

This opening is where art and thinking starts again

This is stage one in developing a project, whose extent and breadth will develop and become apparent over time.

What are the issues that require to be looked at, who is interested in engaging and exchanging ideas and what form should this exchange take?

A series of introductions to This Historical Moment through developing a non-visual practice 

What is a non-visual practice?

How do we discuss, analyse and break with neoliberalism from within neoliberalism?

What is a Participating Culture?

5 Years Gallery, London, UK

Sunday 27th May 4-5 pm

Documentation of the event

Art as Global Currency

Molecular images

Art as Global Currency in 8 simple clusters and 2 complex clusters and one image molecular images combining all the images into different patterns

Drunken Walk Algorithm used in the stock Market,

Descartes “I think therefore l am”, location of folders on

my desk top, Art about nothing

Plotting the rise of the Right wing, Arts links to the Art Market, excavating Western Ontology as the root and core of Western Global White Supremacists

How do we assemble a work that is capable of operating today within the existing complexity, what issues and aspects does it need to assimilate?

What is the context against which we exist and produce culture and which art and culture contributes in shaping?

A work assembled from 10 x clusters of screen shots of images extracted from Multiple internet sites. Selected images from the Mining the internet series 2014-18, building a picture of total power. Key figures who contributed to the conceptualisation and shaping of the Post Historical environment we exist in and against which art functions and promotes.

Figures who shaped the British Empire and who went onto assist in the rebranding of the British Empire into the British Commonwealth, the formation of a Global Government, writing of British History. The formation of the EU, Nonlinear Warfare, images of the end of history and political historical events.

The texture of post Global Market collapse 2008, the financialization of art, arts link to the art market, and arts role in Globalisation, and the capacity of art to address this complexity.

Tate Liverpool Exchange, Liverpool, UK

“Production – Process – Collaboration”

28th July – 5th August

in parallel to the Liverpool Biennial

                           The talk and project take place in the Tate Exchange main space

My text in the catalogue VVM 7

I will give a talk on Saturday August 4th, 3 pm on

“What is a Participating Culture?”

with the curator Camilla Boemio

 Presentation for Tate Liverpool Exchange 8.5 11.27am

For further information, dates and names of venues,  ideas for engaging with the concept and joining a debate, and suggestions for  responding  to the material, please look through the material below

Generic text


Invitation to contributors


Contribution to the material

The start of any contribution and contact should be in the form of statements and diagrams on local newspapers

Then statements from different contributions will be extracted to make something similar to Luthers 95 thesis

From this beginning other forms are planned, for instance

How do we translate these ideas into a way of living for a place and setting for experimental living?

Unfortunately the project for Uddebo will now no longer continue beyond the initial research

David Goldenberg visiting Uddebo

Realising ideas in the village of Uddebo, Sweden

Please email material or enquiries to David Goldenberg on

News 2018-19


Forthcoming events, projects and exhibitions




October/November 2019

The New Language of Art

Curator David Goldenberg

Festival of the moving image and Contemporary Art, Rochester and Canterbury, UK



5 Years Gallery, London, UK

+ publication


Imago Mundi Museum, Treviso, Italy


July 3-5


IIPPI conference, Lille, France

A new slide show and audio work on “This Historic Moment”, sketch for “A new institutional critique of total power” using constellations of screen shots.


Infinite Multiples, London, UK

Presentation of new 4 new versions of texts on temporal/cultural looping on waste bags plus T-shirt versions








Example of text on T-shirt 2019



Unpublished interview with IM





New interview



3rd August – 2nd September



Join the Dots


Imago Mundi, in collaboration with Fabrica – Art Theorema #1: New Highlights of the International Art scene, Saloni degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy

Including Christo, Palladino, Franz Graf, Heimo Zobernig,






The Surplus value of Art, 2018



My 2nd text to explore Agamben and Tiqqun’s ideas of the body




The catalogue for the Odessa Biennial has just been published


Please see below






3rd March Din Dins sonic event organised by Seth Guy, East London, UK


8th – 15th March


Nomad air residency Oslo, Norway and Uddebo, Sweden





Poster for nGbk


View of presentation at nGbk in Berlin with our poster  “This Historical Moment” with concept and visualisations



I have material included in Steve Willats exhibition of Control Magazine, Tate Liverpool exchange

25th April – May 16th


Sunday 27th May 4 pm


“Being together is not enough”


5 Years Gallery, London, UK




Introduction to a long term project This Historical Moment


Within neoliberalism

Documentation will follow shortly and a transcript of the event will be available later in the year


New interview


Interviewed by Manuela Johanna Covini


To be published in September


Below is a rather crude and unedited reply to a series of questions that Manuela sent me that formed the basis for her film interview.


Interview 5.12 12pm



2nd June



I will show an excerpt from a 2014 slide show for the NGCA, Bucharest, Romania, re adapted for the new context and renamed as Global Currency


At sunset

Decreation tour

organised by 51zero

Outdoor Cinema


David Goldenberg, Dan Rees, Smadar Dreyfus, Sung Tieu, Bas Jan Ader, Nikita Kadan, Sarah Cameron, Derek Ogbourne, The Play, Semiconductor

Whitstable Biennial Off site project

The Old Neptune Pub

Marine Terrace


CT5  1EJ




4th August 2 pm


Tate Liverpool exchange project, Liverpool, UK + tour



Introduction to Participating Cultures


Further information will follow shortly





My new interview is just about to be published in Meio 3, a Dutch Brazilian publication. It is basically a short autobiographical text that traces my interest in art since the age of 7 and allows me to clarify recent thinking and concepts.


Reviews of my work for the Odessa Biennial






Reviews of 51 zero Festival


51zero Festival of Moving Image and installation


New coordinates


Rochester Cathedral, Guildhall Museum, Huguenot Museum, Kent University, Rochester, Kent


PV Rochester Cathedral Friday 27th October 7 – 9 pm


27th October – 2nd November 2017


Co-curated by David Goldenberg




View of work clustered into a series of 4 displays inside the Guildhall Museum




Programme notes for the Festival



With Bas Jan Ader, Acconci, Dan Rees, Nikita Kadan, Sung Tieu, Alia Syed, Derek Ogbourne, Maria Khierkhah, Smadar Dreyfus


Friday 27th Opening Rochester Cathedral, Sunday 29th October Opening of the Guildhall Museum with a day of discussions titled New Coordinates, Tuesday 31st October Talk around an installation, Wednesday 1st November Developing a new script, Thursday 2nd November Decreation and new coordinates and developing a new script for art.





Download Odessa Biennial digital Catalogue here




Photos of opening speeches


My contribution to the 5th Odessa Biennial fleshes out ideas first proposed for Distributing Obsolescence: Food bank, Art bank, Technology bank last year for Villa Capri, Italy, that sought to establish a set of coordinates to situate contemporary art.

The new project is structured through a series of negations, it is untitled and without a press release and the material is inserted into an existing installation across two rooms, using a found Russian press release juxtaposed with press releases I have amassed over the past few years which are changed each day. The work sought to develop a whole idea around change, which forces are stopping development and ideas for taking thinking and art forward.

The work sought to develop a whole idea around change, which forces are stopping development and ideas for taking thinking and art forward, reflected in the change of register in the material across the two rooms.






Below is just a trial area and will undergo considerable changes over the next few weeks. The files are low resolution, but if anyone wants copies of high-resolution material please email


Below are a series of publications to accompany the installation for Odessa and are intended to provide detailed background information on the new installation/visual essay. Booklet 3 is currently being designed and the 9th Booklet of recent texts will also be produced,  while the 4 books designed with Ioana Pioaru in 2012 that summarised the history and ideas behind Post Autonomy is also available again. Booklet 10 on the language of the body is under development and will be published soon


Publications to accompany the installation for the Odessa Biennial


Booklet 1

Booklet 2 New Historic Moment

Booklet 3 Catalogue  currently in the process of being designed

Booklet 4 Delivering obsolescence

Booklet 5 Free ports

Booklet 6 Selected Works, CV and Press

Booklet 7 Interviews

Booklet 8 Portfolio of images


Publications on Post Autonomy



Topology of PA

short history of PA



5th Odessa Biennial of Contemporary Art – Turbulence. August 26th –  September 3oth, 2017

Curated by Mikhail Rashkovetsky and Semen Kantor, The Museum of Odessa Modern Art, Odessa, Ukraine


Including Dan Prejovschi, special section  to include Boris Mikhailov,  and a special section curated by Monika Szewczyk with Artur Zmijewski

Zanny Begg, Kristina Paustian, Renee Ridgway, Ghost of a Dream, Nikita Kadan & Yuri Leiderman, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen


Special Section

The “Delivering Obsolescence. Art Bank, Data Bank, Food Bank” project

Curated by  Camilla Boemio, with Fabio Lattanzi Antinori and David Goldenberg





The following information on the Biennial is the English translation of a text on the Biennial website


” The Odessa Biennial once again confronts artists with Global problems. That, according to many authoritative experts, is one of the signs of provincialism and marginality. However, in the era of fundamental crisis, and even more so – a crisis of fundamentals, the true outline of the future often encountered in the margins of canonic texts, at the boundaries, are melting in the fire of innovations.

Half a century later after “Future Shock” by Alvin Toffler outstanding sales manager discovered that we are shaped by turbulent flows of V.U.C.A, volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

If earlier turbulence in culture has been defined as a crisis or transition with their spatial-temporal boundaries, now the state of turbulence claims to be boundless. The ancient curse “May you live in an era of change” becomes meaningless as contemporary culture fails to reach a state of stability. Out put from turbulent area is considered a catastrophe that could end human existence as a whole.

Unity and opposition, private and the general enter into the most dangerous zone of risk. Radical design modeling is urgently needed as permanent change accelerates exponentially. One such means has been art. A daily challenge of art at all times has been working with universal relationships, including dynamic ones. Value’s of this function in turbulent zone trends to infinity. We are once again called to look into the essence of social problems from the specific and universal art optics. But we exist at a moment where audiences for contemporary art are isolated ( which is a generation of a postindustrial society) becomes unbearable. ” The Odessa Bienniale is curated by Mikhail Rashkovetsky and Semen Kantor


Text and images from Distributing Obsolescence: Food Bank. Art Bank. Technology Bank show, background information for the new installation in the Odessa Biennial can be found in the following publication




Article by Camilla Boemio



Forthcoming events and projects in 2017/18



July 2018 Tate Liverpool, talks, workshops, performances


Early 2018 Vinyl Factory, organised by 1000 miles an hour, London, UK


Early 2018 Imago Mundi Highlights, Imago Mundi Museum, supported by the Benetton Foundation and Fabrica, Teviso, Italy. [Cata]


December a new interview is to be published by Meio, a Dutch Brazillian Journal


My text for Iris republished in Imagista



New text for Reflektor M



La Cuisine Allmonde, galeriedutableau. Marseille, France


October/November Medway Arts Festival, Rochester, UK


November 3rd Ghost Pavilion, organised by Reflektor M, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany


October Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy


Artists´ Books for Everything

An exhibition of the Centre for Artists´ Publications

Juni 3rd  – August 6th  2017

Centre for Artists´ Publications / Weserburg

Museum für Moderne Kunst
Teerhof 20
28199 Bremen





6th December, What happens to us,  curated by Marsha Bradfield and Amy McDonnell, Welcome at the Same Table with CINZIA CREMONA. Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon School of art, London, UK.


23rd November I have work in Art-e-motion, presented by Marina Moreno, Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy


Three new texts  2016/2017

January 2017 new version of “After the catastrophe” for the Catalogue of “Diane La Chasseresse” Iris Brosch, Published by Editions Rue de Temple




“After the catastrophe” Published by Normal Magazine


“Switch on and off (new version) ” Published by Pavilion Magazine


pavillion text




Excerpt from my text on Participatory Practices written for Fillip Journal No 8 quoted by Fabiola Hanna 3.6.2017





Pavilion homepage                                                 New book on Art after Autonomy  



Text by Suzana Milevska “Infelicitous” Participatory Acts on the Neo Liberal stage, Participatory art’s promises and hopes for Democratization of Society, with reference to my Fillip 8 article and A short history of Post Autonomy


AND Journal 27 & 28


AND No 27

AND No 28


Texts from the early 1990’s on Microwaves and Frozen stills and Flexible Response


10th November Talk on recent work at The University of the Arts Canterbury



Art Bank, Food Bank, Technology Bank

One person show at Villa Caprile, Pesaro, Italy

Curated by Camilla Boemio with AAC Platform


Sponsored by Ioana Pioaru and Sistemi2000 Srl


In 2 parts: installation as an archaeology of the conditions  for staging art today and a found Press release.



Grouping together a wide range of elements car delivering materials View of obsolete technology from the side jpgblack bin liner, art works, archaeological finds s

Large waste bin View of central technology stack- developing an idea of a technology bank



Found press release



-- Download Art Bank, Food Bank, Technology Bank as PDF --


Exhibitions 2016/17




Art Riot Exhibition and book launch, Chelsea School of Art, London, UK

PV 5th September

5-9th September

Room A119a


July 2016


“Delivering Obsolescence: Art bank, Data bank, food bank” One person show at the Palace of Villa Caprile, Le Marche, Italy. Curated by Camilla Boemio and AAC Platform


art bank, data bank, food bank



July 2016, Group show, Kunst Altonale 18, Hamburg, Germany



Stasis and Looping


Title: Stasis and Looping, 2016


A new work  “A visual essay on the effectiveness of art against the background of a protest against austerity”



Delivering obsolescence. Art Bank, Data Bank, Food Bank – Installazione site-specific di David Goldenberg


Research Seminar: David Goldenberg

Event Date May 4, 2016 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Location – ATRiuM, Cinema (CA B205)

Assembling a platform to stage Participating Cultures

Chair: Inga Burrows (University of South Wales)

The term Participating Cultures originated in a lecture that I delivered for the 2010 Mongolian Land Art Biennial, as a critique of participatory practices and the Biennial form as a platform for staging art in a Global context. Then expanded and visualised in installations for the Venice Biennial and the Caspian Sea Biennial, and more recently in a text for the Pavilion Journal in 2014 where Participating Cultures is recognised as the second term in the formulation of the scheme of Post Autonomy.

In the new lecture I propose to provide a general introduction that covers the initial steps towards the conceptualisation and visualisation of Participating Cultures, beginning with how to translate the concepts into recognisable forms and language that makes the ideas understandable to a wider audience and contributors. And at the same time establish a platform to both discuss and stage a project examining Participating Cultures against a background of stasis and obsolescence and the current state of sociopolitical emergency, that forefronts the health and capacity for art and thinking to register this state of affairs? As a term it is intended to signal and trigger re-imagining starting again, leading to re-configuring the spatial global role of art. Yet before this possible any discussion of change, starting again, and reconfiguration is only possible through a general understanding of the space of art and cultural power.

Da­vid Gol­den­berg, (Hit­chin, Hertfordshire, UK, 1956) is an im­portant Eng­lish con­cep­tu­al ar­tist. For ye­ars, his re­se­arch has been con­cen­tra­ted on the Post Au­to­no­my con­cept, which he has de­ve­l­o­ped in a num­ber of shows held at im­portant in­ter­na­tio­nal in­sti­tu­ti­ons, stan­douts amongst which are the re­cent (2012) The Sce­na­ri­os of Post Au­to­no­my, Glen­da Cin­que­gra­na: the Stu­dio, Mi­lan, Ita­ly; Tem­pla­te – Mo­bi­le Do­cu­men­ta, Chisenha­le Stu­di­os, Lon­don (2011), The Space of Post Au­to­no­my, Arts De­pot, Vi­en­na (2011), Plau­si­ble Art­worlds, Ba­se­kamp, Phil­adel­phia (2010), Mo­bi­le Do­cu­men­ta, Ford­ham Gal­le­ry, Lon­dra (2009), The Time of Post Au­to­no­my is Now, Your space, Van Ab­be­mu­se­um, Eind­ho­ven, Hol­land (2009), The Space of Post Au­to­no­my, Lo­cal Ope­ra­ti­ons, Ser­pen­ti­ne Gal­le­ry, Lon­don (2007).


Review of Condo by David Goldenberg

New text in collaboration with Maria Inez Plaza

Social share

New text on Participating Cultures for Reflector M

Participating Cultures



Here, There and Everywhere: Eurasian Cities


Project Director, Project Artist Kyong Park


Asia Culture Center, ACC Creation, in Gwangju, South Korea,

from November 25th, 2015 to July 5th, 2016


Poster work South Korea small



Installation shots Asia Culture Center, ACC Creation, in Gwangju, South Korea





I have three text/poster works



From Art into Politics and from Politics into Art


Opening of European Promise 11th December

European Promise


New text on Curating degree zero in OnCurating issue 26

Curating degree zero


Arts Initiative Tokyo,
Rosanne Altstatt,
Anthony Auerbach,
B+B: Sophie Hope & Sarah Carrington,
Marius Babias,
 Ute Meta Bauer,
Lorenzo Benedetti,
Tobias Berger,
Ursula Biemann,
Beatrice Von Bismarck,
Lionel Bovier,
Tim Brennan,
c a l c,
Ele Carpenter,
Daniela Cascella,
Vaari Claffey,
Barbara Clausen,
 Copenhagen Free University,
Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann, D.A.E: Peio Aguirre & Leire Vergara, Catherine David,
Joshua Decter,
 Clémentine Deliss,
Claire Doherty,
Barnaby Drabble,
Sergio Edelsztein,
 Eichelmann, Faiers & Rust, EIPCP, Octavian Esanu, Jacob Fabricius, Elena Filipovic, Fiteiro Cultural, Freee, Mark Garry, Sönke Gau, Catalin Gheorghe, GMK, David Goldenberg, Horst Griese, Frederikke Hansen,
Kent Hansen,
Maria Hlavajova,
Justin Hoffmann,
Manray Hsu,
Andrew Hunt, Per Hüttner, Instant Coffee,
International 3, K&K, Christoph Keller, Alexander Koch, Annette Kosak, Holger Kube Ventura,, Kuratorisk Aktion, Daniel Kurjakovic, Simon Lamunière, Kelly Large, Maria Lind, Locus +, Chus Martínez, Bernd Milla, Elke aus dem Moore, Nina Möntmann, Heike Munder, Lise Nellemann, Tone Olaf Nielsen, Hans Ulrich Obrist, NEID, Paul O’Neill, Marion von Osten, Sarah Pierce/The Metropolitan Complex, Planet22, Tadej Pogacar, Prelom, Aisling Prior, Protoacademy, Catherine Queloz, Reinigungsgesellschaft, RELAX, Dorothee Richter,
Maria Riskova, Stella Rollig, Sabine Schaschl-Cooper, Annette Schindler, Katharina Schlieben, Eva Schmidt, Trebor Scholz, Marco Scotini, Yukiko Shikata, Nathalie Boseul Shin, Gregory Sholette, Joshua Simon, Lisette Smits, Reinhard Storz, Bettina Steinbrügge, Szuper Gallery, Toasting Agency, TNC Network, Attila Tordai, Trinity Session, Mark Tribe, Unwetter, Value, Sencer Vardaman, Yvonne Volkart,
Stevan Vukovic, Gavin Wade, Florian Waldvogel, Cristine Wang, Astrid Wege,
Lee Welch WHW, Jan Van Woensel,
Ina Wudtke, Florian Wüst, Tirdad Zolghadr, Tal Ben Zvi.


The archive of curating degree zero is open to the public at  the Media and Information Centre (MIZ) at the Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

Information on the archive


Curating Degree Zero Archive

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 21st Century.

The project began with the three-day symposium ‘Curating Degree Zero’, organized in Bremen in 1998 by Dorothee Richter and Barnaby Drabble. Between 2003 and 2008 the two curators worked together again on the Archive, which grew in size as it travelles to 18 venues around the world as an exhibition and program of live events and public discussions.

In 2011, the resulting collection was gifted to the Media and Information Centre (MIZ) at the Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Since the opening of the University’s new premises in the Toni-Areal in 2014, the archive ist accessible as a permanent refernce collection in the lower floor of the MIZ.

The entire contents of the CDZA are listed in the NEBIS Catalogue, and material that, due to conservation issues, cannot be accessed directly in the reference section can be ordered for viewing through the NEBIS catalogue. Several unedited video recordings are listed in the eMuseum and can also be requested for viewing in the MIZ archive.

Further information about the archive and the touring exhibition can be found on the former CDZA website which is documented in the Arts Media Archive (Medienarchiv der Künste).


Material on David Goldenberg and works stored in the archive


Interview October 2015





La Post Autonomy di David Goldenberg
di Camilla Boemio
camilla boemio



Catalogue for venicevending show

Venicevending catalogue