We’ve curated three works by the artist and anthropologist Fiamma Montezemolo into our Con-text-ure archive. As an exemplar of the soft methodological space between art and science, we wanted to showcase a few works that speak to the aesthetic dimensions in scientific practice, as well as the personal relations anthropologists have with artistic practice. Montezemolo challenges certain aesthetic modes of production by flipping the ethnographic gaze, collapsing another kind of map, and enlarging the tiny or disgusting. By hovering in the space between question and object, a curated mode of attention emerges. How do you curate a curator? It matters that we choose to sculpt new spaces.
Posts in This Series
Fiamma Montezemolo is a worker of limits. She muses on the liminality and generative force of the between, knowing all along that edges, borders, and limits can... More
Metalogues, Biocartography, and Mi-lieus
In his acclaimed Steps To An Ecology of Mind, the anthropologist Gregory Bateson (1999, 1) defined a Metalogue as "a conversation about some problematic subject... More