Dispatch is a New York-based curatorial partnership between Howie Chen and Gabrielle Giattino established in 2007.
Dispatch offers a model for curatorial production: an office for receiving
and originating exhibitions, projects, and concepts treated as time-sensitive
transmissions. Responding to a curatorial field that is increasingly preoccupied
with institutional self-administration and formalized bureaucracies, the
activities of Dispatch reflect the independent ability to mobilize with
tactical urgency, editorial decisiveness, and critical rigor. The office,
however manifested (virtual or as ad hoc physical locations functioning
as base for operations or temporary relay posts), will in its production
act as a flexible international conduit and local reception site.
Chen and Giattino have collaborated on exhibitions and projects presented
at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art
at Altria, and the Swiss Institute. Giattino was formerly a Curator at
the Swiss Institute, New York, and Chen was Senior Curatorial Coordinator
at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Special thanks to our
collaborators and helpers - Shannon Lumpkin, Hanne Mugaas and Megan Plunkett
DISPATCH does not review unsolicited proposals at this time.