- We are thrilled to announce the winner of the Musée Imaginaire Concours
– the juried competition organized by curating.info and KAPSUL
: Antonella Croci and Federico Florian’s I CLOSE MY EYES IN ORDER TO SEE has been awarded both Jury's Choice and Crowd Favorite. Visit KAPSUL
to view all submissions to the competition.
- Flexible working: why the arts and culture sector doesn't get it yet
, Claire Hodgson for the Guardian: “for a "creative" industry such as the culture sector, we have very uncreative workplaces…Our current culture promotes underpaid and overworked staff, relying on our passion for what we do.”
- The Way We Share: Transparency in Curatorial Practice
. An essay by Lindsay Howard for Hyperallergic’s ‘Tumblr Art Sumposium’
“We’ve heard the argument that everyone’s a curator online by means of blogging and reblogging, but what about the professional curators who are responsible for producing major physical exhibitions — how are they using social platforms? The ability to publicly explore new theories, archive research, and participate in creative communities, has signaled a new era of openness and transparency in curatorial practice.”
- Rhetoric of the Image
: Julian Stallabrass gives a critical review of two new curatorial books: The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s)
, by Paul O’Neill, and Terry Smith’s Thinking Contemporary Curating
. Both apparently uphold the "quasi-theoretical language… vacuous generalizations… [and] the illusion of coherence" within "curatorial rhetoric."
- The Art of the Artist Interview
: Ross Simonini on Hans Ulrich Obrist's Interview Project.
- The best US exhibitions of 2012
have been voted on by over 400 professionals of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).
Artfagcity is not impressed
- HOST AND AMBASSADOR
: a conversation with curator Yasmil Raymond at #OpenCurating
, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona:
“I don’t think artists need to be curated, I think artists need to be supported, enabled.”
- With the opening of his feature exhibitions at the Venice Biennial around the corner, Massimiliano Gioni states: "I Felt the Need to Do Something Unusual.
" Other curators react