A series of disparate, spatially-informed images will generate (and maybe act as) propositions on cartographic ontology, obstructed information, and sensory and non-chronological communication. This work is the basis of research for a speculative exhibition called Maps (that are not maps), which considers several parallel histories of non-modernist map making in art and elsewhere, and stems from previous curatorial engagements with documentary abstraction and abject formalism.
Rachael Rakes is a curator, writer, and teacher from New York City. She is the Head Curator and Manager of the Curatorial Programme at De Appel in Amsterdam. She is also an Editor at Large for Verso Books, and Programmer at Large for the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Rakes has writen and lectured recently on anti-ethnography, political abstraction, and re-staging and reenactment, and organized exhibitions and programmes at the Tabakalera, San Sebastian; Centre Pompidou, Paris; AIR Gallery, New York, and Art Center South Florida, Miami.