– Visitor engagement, participation, ‘gamification’ and the experience economy. A polemic from The New York Times’ Judith H. Dobrzynski: High Culture Goes Hands-On. – Growing fury over the prevalence of unpaid internship positions in galleries and museums, from Museums Association. See also: organizations Internaware.org, Art But Fair, and Interns Anonymous, recent articles: Unpaid Interns Fight Back, Hyperallergic, The Manifesto for […]

– 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 […]

– The Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout warns that recent trends in “cultural democratization” may come at the expense of curatorial expertise: ‘Kid Stuff at the Clark Art Institute’ – ‘Curator: A Slippery Word – an interview with Darren Jones’ at Artslant Says Jones: “Flagrant corruption of the word ‘curate’ is a trend that shows no sign of slackening. This […]

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 […]