– What happened to the expert curator? “people are creating meaning themselves – online, inside, outside and in rings around the snail-paced bureaucracy that has come to characterise most cultural institutions.” Daniel Blight for the Guardian. – “Curators are nothing without art, no matter what the most meta-inclined of curatorial theorists might argue.” Frieze‘s Dan Fox invites eight artists to […]

– 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 […]

– Ahead of the Experimenter Curators’ Hub, Art Radar Asia lays out the themes to be covered in the upcoming conference on curatorial practice in India. – Available online: It’s All Mediating: Outlining and Incorporating the Roles of Curating and Education in the Exhibition Context brings together thinkers from curating and pedagogy to speak to the roles of mediation between […]

– Le Monde profiles la génération montante of contemporary curators: Curateur, le plus jeune métier du monde (French). – The New York Times’ Melena Ryzik considers the Whitney’s resurrection of Douglas Davis’ ‘The World’s First Collaborative Sentence’ and museums’ approaches to collecting and preserving digital art: When Artworks Crash: Restorers Face Digital Test. – Blouin ArtInfo’s 10 Cutting-Edge Curators From […]

– Marat Guelman, head of the controversial PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, has been sacked. Russian Art Curator Fired Over Satirical Olympics Exhibits. Also covered by NBC News. – Chicagoan cultural producer Laura Shaeffer gives some insights into her community-building initiatives from the past decade for Bad At Sports. – Australian curator Julie Ewington interviewed for ABC Arts. – American […]

– The 55th Venice Biennial has launched, and the (largely approving) critics have weighed-in on curator Massimiliano Gioni’s lynchpin Encyclopedic Palace: Coline Milliard at ArtInfo; Vincenzo Latronico for Art Agenda; GalleristNY’s Sarah Douglas; Holland Cotter for the New York Times; also Carol Vogel (1 and 2); The Guardian’s Adrian Searle (1, 2 and 3); Massimiliano Gioni for Art in America […]

– Where Scotland’s cultural leaders are raising the economic argument for arts funding, Tiffany Jenkins charges a “philistine approach that misses the value and point of culture.” – The Globe and Mail has published a great overview of idiosyncratic collector/curator Ydessa Hendeles, whose Art Foundation has closed after 25 years – Artist Nicholas O’Brien and Ian Aleksander Adams (among others) […]

– Curator Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez highlights some of the issues at stake in the Guggenheim Foundation’s transnational curatorial endeavours for their UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Legaspi-Ramirez: “perhaps some collateral pleasure could come out of opening up to more than just tokenistic multiplicity and requisite pleasantries.” – Julia Halperin has visited the Dallas Museum of Art and recognized a trend in […]