– What happened to the expert curator? “people are creating meaning themselves – online, inside, outside and in rings around the snail-paced bureaucracy that has come to characterise most cultural institutions.” Daniel Blight for the Guardian. – “Curators are nothing without art, no matter what the most meta-inclined of curatorial theorists might argue.” Frieze‘s Dan Fox invites eight artists to […]

– A review from GalleristNY’s Andrew Russeth outlines the career of trailblazing sound-art curator Barbara London. – MoMA’s Doryun Chong will fulfill the inaugural chief curatorial position at Hong Kong’s M+ Museum. – C& has interviewed the curatorial team for Dak’Art 2014: Elise Atangana, Abdelkader Damani and Ugochukwu Smooth Nzewi. – Next April the Met will host an international conference […]

89plus, Call for creative practitioners born in and after 1989 Deadline: July 30, 2013 89plus is calling for artists, curators, writers, and other creative practitioners to be a part of a long term, international, multi-platform research project, co-founded by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist. There is only one rule: you must be 89plus—born in or after 1989. The year […]

– 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 […]

– Peter Schjeldahl on art criticism: “Can we speak sensibly about what we like about art?” ‘Of Ourselves and of Our Origins: Subjects of Art.’ – ‘Have you digitally interfaced with your art museum lately?’ asks Christopher Night, after a Pew Internet survey on US museum public-programming was released this week. – Julia Halperin of Art+Auction: ‘As the Battle for […]

– Terry Smith interviewed about his forthcoming publication “Thinking Contemporary Curating“ – Around the corner: Afterall’s symposium ‘Artist as Curator‘. November 10, 2012, London. – Great New York Times debate: Do We Need Professional Critics? – A considerate piece on cultural policy and measuring value by Julianne Schultz at The Australian: ‘Culture’s impact on the whole of society’ – ‘The […]

Manufacturing Exhibitions (2), Max and Iris Stern International Symposium 6, MARCH 30, 2012 TO MARCH 31, 2012 Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal This year’s incarnation of the annual Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s Max and Iris Stern International Symposium aimed to reflect on leading issues from the last two decades of curatorial practice. For conference organizer and MAC curator François […]

Emerging Curators at GAMeC 18–21 November 2011 – GAMeC, Bergamo 4th Edition QUI. ENTER ATLAS International Symposium of Emerging Curators 18–21 November 2011 6th Edition Lorenzo Bonaldi Award for Art – EnterPrize Award Ceremony 21 November 2011 – at 7 pm Via San Tomaso, 53 24121 Bergamo T +39 035 270272 F +39 035 236962 www.gamec.it Under the direction of […]

Curating Performance: Re/activation Strategies Mexico City, March 17 – 25, 2012 Deadline: Sep 26, 2011 CURATING PERFORMANCE: RE/ACTIVATION STRATEGIES A panel/workgroup/exhibition for the Hemispheric Institute’s upcoming Encuentro (conference) in Mexico City, March 17-25 2012 For more details and to apply online, visit: http://hemi.nyu.edu/hemi/en/mexico-overview/enc-2012-workgroups/949-curating-performance/ 5 curators/scholars and 5 artists will be selected for participation. DESCRIPTION: In 1968 Argentine artist Graciela Carnevale […]