Auto Italia, London, 15 October 2009 — 18 October 2009
Bettina Brunner, Katie Guggenheim, Kathy Noble and Francesco Pedraglio
Guided Tours, 2009, Bettina Brunner, Katie Guggenheim, Kathy Noble and Francesco Pedraglio. Courtesy of the artists.

Three curators, Bettina Brunner, Kathy Noble and Francesco Pedraglio, present fictional guided tours of Auto Italia through the medium of writing. The guided tour, an established museological convention, is used here as a means to visit exhibitions that don’t exist. The tours are permanently available to visitors, as three alternatives to the exhibition on show, for as long as Auto Italia remains at its current location, an old Volkswagen garage which is awaiting demolition.

Bettina Brunner has written a conversation between herself and Dan Graham concerning architecture and space, based on interviews and the artist’s writings. Bettina is Exhibitions Coordinator at the BFI and a regular contributor to Frieze Magazine and Springerin. Kathy Noble has reviewed an imaginary exhibition, addressing authenticity through performance and re-performance. Kathy is a writer and Assistant Curator at Tate Modern. Francesco Pedraglio focuses on the building itself, imagining possible pasts and futures. Francesco co-founded the curatorial project space FormContent, edits the quarterly fanzine The Mock and other superstitions, and is a London editor for Kaleidoscope.