– David Barrie recently gave a thought-provoking lecture entitled “A Bigger Picture: why contemporary art curators need to get out more“. He describes why a heritage-oriented mindset can result in constrained collections, noting that: “Despite our long colonial history and our rich links with countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean […] visitors to museums and galleries in the UK […]

Welcome to May’s Pick ‘N Mix: – An interesting ethical issue is raised by Regina Hackett in her great, new-ish blog, Another Bouncing Ball. In a post entitled “Curators who are loath to credit art dealers“, she outlines a few examples wherein collectors were acknowledged, but the dealers who helped to make an artist’s career weren’t. She asks: “Isn’t it […]

Welcome to February’s Pick ‘N Mix: the credit crunch special! – They say the financial trends that impact the art world are about six months behind larger global financial trends. Perhaps there’s a grain of truth to that, given the doom and gloom in the headlines recently, including a 20% reduction in staff at the LA MoCA and the Rose […]

Welcome to the September edition of Pick ‘N Mix, my monthly annotated list of bite-sized items that have caught my eye recently. An interesting article about the curating scene in Singapore recently appeared online. In it, Ahmad Mashadi notes that the curator’s role has become more complex, becoming implicated in marketing and sponsorship, where previously it might have been more […]