JOURNAL OF CURATORIAL STUDIES Call for Proposals for a Special Thematic Issue: CHINA: CURATING, EXHIBITIONS AND DISPLAY CULTURE The Journal of Curatorial Studies invites original research articles on the subject of curating, exhibitions and display culture in China. The rapid transformation of China‚Äôs market economy and urban environment has been paralleled by a burgeoning artistic and cultural sphere. Museums, biennials […]

– An article on curating in China asks who gets to call themselves a curator, and the problems that arise when curators have no knowledge of art history and/or cannot perform as critics; when they are just workers performing bureaucracy “not unlike the security guard at a museum”. With comments by curator Hou Hanru, and others. – Keep in mind […]

As part of the China-UK: Connections through Culture programme the Architecture, Design, Fashion team at the British Council are running a ten-day study tour for curators to China which will take place in October 2010 and the British Council is looking to recruit delegates. This study tour will include museums, galleries and festivals with current design programmes as well as […]

Welcome to the July edition of Pick ‘N Mix, my monthly annotated list of things that caught my eye over the course of the previous month. Check it out: – A new Conversations e-book has been released! Download it now. This edition of Conversations is with Karen Gaskill, the Director and Curator of Interval, and a Researcher at […]

It’s the first of the month, which means it’s time again for Pick ‘N Mix, my monthly annotated list of interesting tidbits that have captured my attention recently – this month, it seems to be interviews, interviews, interviews! The Uncuratorial Curator is a recent interview on with Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Special Exhibitions at the New Museum in New […]

Recently I was the invited respondent to GLOBAL BENDING: Opening Creative Space – Rooting Curatorial Media Practice in China panel at the Dutch Electronic Art Festival. This panel was expansive in scope and ambitiously attempted to cover many topics. After a brief introduction from moderator Li Zhenhua, we heard from Zhang Ga, proposing that a top-down strategy is a sensible […]

The eighth Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF) opens today in Rotterdam. One of the most important international art and technology festivals, DEAF is organized every two years by V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media. This is a special year, as V2_ is also celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary during DEAF07 with a night of music and performances at Staal in Rotterdam […]