Felix Gonzalez-Torres FoundationEditing, strategy,
Above: “Untitled” (Perfect Lovers), 1987–1990 [Edition 1]. Installation view: “The Shape of Time,” Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. March 5–July 8, 2018. Image courtesy of Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation.
On an ongoing basis, the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation accepts proposals for commissioned texts. I consulted with the Foundation to develop the strategy for and structure of this commissioning system, focusing in particular on finding writers previously unaffiliated with Gonzalez-Torres’s work.
The first result of this effort will be a major bilingual catalogue the Foundation will co-publish with the Rockbund Museum in Shanghai. Collaborating with Foundation staff, I developed the language of an open call, determined a list of people who could “signal boost” its announcement, developed a system to receive and sort the submissions, fielded all queries, selected writers to commission, and edited the resulting essays. I am also editing, in translation, the essays from a parallel call put out in Shanghai.