– The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg is to house the 2014 Manifesta Biennial. The curator, to be named this month, will face the city’s notoriously conservative climate, including its ban on ‘homosexual propaganda.‘ An educational programme in the city has recently felt the brunt of this climate. – ARTnews‘ Ann Landi offers a survey of flip-flopping amongst art […]

– Frieze’s Sam Thorne reviews three new books on curating: Pamela M. Lee’s Forgetting the Art World (MIT, 2012), Paul O’Neill’s The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s) (MIT, 2012) and Terry Smith’s Thinking Contemporary Curating (ICI, 2012). – The Natural History Museum of London’s director Michael Dixon on free admission policy and mixed-funding models in his keynote […]

– First, welcome to the new members of the Editorial Team: Mariana Aguirre, Agnes Gryczkowska, Charu Maithani, and Sophia Zhou! You can read all about them here. – After more than two decades, Paul Schimmel is no longer chief curator at L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art. In the wake of this, there have been several resignations from the Museum’s Board […]

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 […]