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 reflect on Being Curated.

– ‘The Importance of Curators.’ Report from last month’s conference Curators: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them at England’s South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries.

– Despite boycott calls from arts communities globally, and a petition with 1,884 signatures (as of this posting), Manifesta 10 Sticking With Russian Location.
Manifesta director Hedwig Fijen is quoted as saying: “To withdraw would mean to ignore the voices of our contemporaries and emerging generations in Russia.”

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