– In Manila, Catholic groups used intense pressure tactics to shut down an exhibition. The curator, J. Pacena III, says: “I am shocked and appalled by how our civil liberties were exploited to satiate the sensibilities of a raucous mob.” – From a report on the British Art Show by Amy Fung: “While their curatorial focus has been on selecting […]

Astria Suparak, a US-based curator, noted in a recent public letter that her role as a “citizen and as a curator is to enrich the communities in which I live and work, through engaging, exciting, and relevant creative work.” I agree with this sentiment wholeheartedly, and I’d also add that taking these actions involves an intimate knowledge of the context […]

Perhaps it is every curator’s nightmare – the gallery closes your show less than 24 hours after it opens. The Gene Culture exhibition at Egg Space Gallery in Liverpool opened on August 9. The show is part of a broader research project by curator Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney, analysing perceptions of genetics in postmodern society. The Gene Culture exhibition contained a […]