Welcome to the August edition of Pick ‘N Mix, my monthly annotated list of curating-related things:

– I’ve finished writing a short report on the IKT (the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art) Congress that was held in Montreal in May. Have a read!

This interview with João Ribas by Ceci Moss on Rhizome is a good read. Quote: “Curatorial practice, to me, is about mediating such frames in the end–different contexts, different readings, different publics.”

– “Curator crowds” are all the rage it seems, I’ve blogged about them briefly before, and they keep cropping up. Recently the Brooklyn Museum of Art produced Click, a photography exhibit that was curated collaboratively by anyone who wanted to take part. Via Art Fag City, I took note of a link to an interview with Jennifer Blessing, curator of photography at the Guggenheim, who offers her thoughts on this phenomenon of “curator crowds”. The interview is excellent food for thought.

– Just a reminder to my readers that I really enjoy getting your emails (seems most folks are too shy to comment publicly!). Keep them coming, and any suggestions you might have about what I have on offer here are much appreciated. So send me a note, and then turn off your computer and enjoy the rest of the summer!

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