Contemporary art curating news and views from Michelle Kasprzak and team

Pick 'N Mix #65

Posted by Mikhel Proulx • Tuesday, April 9. 2013 • Category: Pick 'N Mix

- Germano Celant is re-staging Harald Szeemann's seminal 1969 exhibition 'Live in Your Head. When Attitudes Become Form' for the Fondazione Prada in Venice.

- [Jerry] Saltz on the Death of the Gallery Show: “There used to be shared story lines of contemporary art: the way artists developed, exchanged ideas, caromed off each other’s work, engaged with their critics. Now no one knows the narrative; the thread has been lost.”

- In a similar vein, critic Blake Gopnik takes on museums for the Art Newspaper: “The quaint old notion of the museum as a haven for the contemplation of the art it owns has given way to the museum as a cog in the exhibition-industrial complex”

- Meanwhile, museums are Looking for Ways to Groom Repeat Visitors, with free-admission, entertainment strategies, and 'frequent-flier' credits.

- Former Tate curator Emma Dexter interviewed about her movement into 'the world of private galleries': “there's so little bureaucracy in commercial galleries.”

- Review of Paul O Neill's 'The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s)' (MIT Press, 2012) at the Brooklyn Rail.

- Review from November's Curatorial Knowledge Forum held at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan.

- Artists, curators and advocates Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell present their Feminist Art Gallery (FAG) These self-identified “feral curators” avoid formal funding structures, focus on feminist and queer cultural production, and “approach curating from an activist position.”

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