Freelance curators enjoy a degree of flexibility in their work, but are often also in precarious positions when working with large organisations. A clear example of the difficulties faced by curators working in a freelance capacity emerged last week when the Koffler Centre of the Arts in Toronto issued a statement saying they were “disassociating” from artist Reena Katz, that […]

Welcome to the June edition of Pick ‘N Mix, my monthly annotated list of things that caught my eye over the course of the previous month. It’s a real jumble of stuff this month! Check it out: – Firstly, this recent article in LA Weekly talks about MOCA’s Paul Schimmel and the concept of “curatorial ecstasy”. Schimmel recounts a moment […]

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The Korean art world is reeling from the news that of one of its up and coming curatorial stars has been exposed as having false credentials. From the Independent: Imagine an attractive and talented young woman who said she had an art history doctorate from Oxford. Vivacious and persuasive, she becomes the director of the Tate Gallery. Then, just after […]

When a curator simply chooses an artist, that isn’t news. (Just as a dog biting a man would not be news, either.) But when a man bites a dog, or an artist chooses a curator, we’ve got more of a story. (Background on the journalistic expression “Man bites dog“). I’m using “Man bites dog” in jest, of course, but it […]