– OnCurating has launched Issue 19 – On Artistic and Curatorial Authorship. – Hyperallergic picked their favorite unanswered questions from last month’s Ask a Curator Day. – Following a flurry of international criticism against Manifesta’s disregard of a boycott calling to move the upcoming biennial away from Russia, Moscow Biennial curator Catherine de Zegher defends her decision to continue her […]

Esse arts + opinions Magazine: Be Nice to Your Curator, No 72 – Curators – Spring/Summer 2011 Contributions by curators Sylvette Babin, Sophia Krzys Acord, Paul Ardenne, Jean-Philippe Uzel, Louise Déry, Nathalie Desmet, Michèle Thériault, Marie-Eve Beaupré. Last year’s spring/summer issue of ESSE magazine was entirely devoted to curatorial practice. What does it mean to be a curator nowadays? How […]

CALL FOR PAPERS Theme: Curators and Curating esse arts + opinions no. 72 Deadline: January 10, 2011 Send your text (1,000-2,000 words) to s.babin -at- esse.ca before January 10, 2011. Please include a short biography (50-80 words), an abstract of the text (100 words), as well as postal and e-mail addresses. We also welcome submissions (reviews, essays, analyses of contemporary […]

– Robert Manchester, curator at the Yellowstone Art Museum, was recently fired. Some tensions: “Manchester said he was asked by Peterson [the Executive Director] to have Apfelbaum [the current artist exhibiting] change her installation and he refused. “You don’t tell an international artist to make something else. I just said I wouldn’t do it. Because I defied Robyn, I had […]