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Pick 'N Mix #49

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Monday, February 20. 2012 • Category: Pick 'N Mix

- Guggenheim staff talk about sifting through 23,000 project entries for the YouTube Play project. "...first objective, and probably the most important for our curators was the concept of moving the art form forward. Our curators were really excited to examine this platform in the moment."

- "...beyond the commercial success and proposed museum hub there is a still a great need to create working conditions for artists and arts professionals, such as affordable studios, regular informal gatherings such as BAF Art School, exhibition venues and more arts patronage so that artists, critics and curators can thrive." from an interview with Sara Raza, Curator of BAF Art School, Dubai.

- Nicholas O'Brien on the proliferation of online galleries for Bad at Sports is a good read. "A case study to consider in light of the somewhat temporary-ness of online curatorial projects (i.e., jstchillin, The State, etc.) is to look at the transience that also occurs in the apartment gallery scenes of cities like Chicago and San Francisco."

- From MJ #13 onwards, the Manifesta Journal will be freely accessible worldwide: "This will enable us to communicate with greatly expanded and previously disconnected audiences."

- Columbia University's Critical and Curatorial Studies' online journal Interventions has uploaded their second issue: Framing the Internet.

- "Once considered the weakest candidates by boards, curators are now getting the top management jobs".

- Rem Koolhaas will be the architect designing Marina Abramovic's new Museum of Performance Art.




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