Special contribution by Amy Fung I went to live and work in Scotland (a nation and not a country) for six months this past year on an arts writing and curating fellowship. The food was bad, the people solid, and the best art show I saw was German. The overall experience of being on a writing/curating fellowship sounds better than […]

– Firstly, an exciting announcement: after years of working on building Curating.info into a high quality resource all on my own, I now have a team to help me take this site to the next level. I wish to extend a warm welcome to Katerina Gkoutziouli, Mikhel Proulx, April Steele, and Sophie Williamson. Find out more about them on the […]

– Following the controversy after David Wojnarowicz’s work was removed from an exhibition organised by the Smithsonian, and AA Bronson tried to remove his work from the same show in protest, Maura Judkis traces an instance where Wojnarowicz himself tried to remove a work from an exhibition. The case is fascinating and presents counterpoints from the curator’s point of view. […]

– 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 […]

– 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 […]

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 […]

In like a lion, out like a lamb… welcome to March’s Pick ‘N Mix, a real mixed bag of treats this month: – First of all, a postscript of sorts to last month’s Pick ‘N Mix, the “credit crunch edition”: You’ve all surely read it by now, but in case you haven’t, Holland Cotter’s article, “The Boom Is Over! Long […]

The San Francisco Art Institute has a podcast series entitled “Dialogues”. Two podcasts in this series may interest Curating.info readers: one featuring Laura Hoptman, and another featuring Carlos Basualdo. Laura Hoptman curated the 2004 Carnegie International exhibition in Pittsburgh and Drawing Now: Eight Propositions at the Museum of Modern Art, Queens. In her talk, Hoptman discusses her interest in artwork […]