– The 55th Venice Biennial has launched, and the (largely approving) critics have weighed-in on curator Massimiliano Gioni’s lynchpin Encyclopedic Palace: Coline Milliard at ArtInfo; Vincenzo Latronico for Art Agenda; GalleristNY’s Sarah Douglas; Holland Cotter for the New York Times; also Carol Vogel (1 and 2); The Guardian’s Adrian Searle (1, 2 and 3); Massimiliano Gioni for Art in America […]

Welcome to the latest edition of Pick ‘N Mix. – It’s not easy to put together a show,” says Manish Pushkale. “Being an artist I understand the limitations of other artists and the discussions could extend to techniques as well. An artist-curator has that advantage, even though they might not have studied curating.” – Holland Cotter: “The subject of what […]

– David Barrie recently gave a thought-provoking lecture entitled “A Bigger Picture: why contemporary art curators need to get out more“. He describes why a heritage-oriented mindset can result in constrained collections, noting that: “Despite our long colonial history and our rich links with countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean […] visitors to museums and galleries in the UK […]

Welcome to the September edition of Pick ‘N Mix, my monthly annotated list of bite-sized items that have caught my eye recently. An interesting article about the curating scene in Singapore recently appeared online. In it, Ahmad Mashadi notes that the curator’s role has become more complex, becoming implicated in marketing and sponsorship, where previously it might have been more […]