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PublisherHatje Cantz2012
This title will be available soon. Édouard Glissant, who was born on Martinique in 1928 and died in Paris on February 3 of this year, was one of the most important writers and philosophers of our time. He called attention to means of global exchange that do not homogenize culture but produce a difference from which new things can emerge. He bears the intellectual significance for our time that Foucault and Deleuze bore for theirs. His poems, novels, plays, and theoretical essays are a “toolbox” I use every day in my praxis as an exhibition curator…
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PublisherHatje Cantz2020
As places to enjoy art, as well as institutions that have become historic, museums can also be examined through the question of who exactly heads up these temples of art. What kinds of personalities have guided the fates of these large, traditional institutions? How have they done so, and what has motivated them? What galvanizes international curators or museum employees, and how have they risen to the challenge of opening their organizations to increasingly large numbers of visitors? Donatien Grau has conducted impressive conversations with influential museum operators. We have him to thank for these personal, art historical, cultural-political, and ...
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March Meeting Papers is a series of essays selected from Sharjah Art Foundation’s March Meeting 2021 Open Call, which invited artists, writers and thinkers to expand on curator Okwui Enwezor’s influential thinking about the biennial as a platform to engage with history, politics and society. Taken together, the series reveals the extent to which the biennial, such as the Sharjah Biennial now celebrating its 30th anniversary, has contributed to the realisation of new narratives and experiences of modern and contemporary art. Sharjah Art Foundation’s March Meeting is an annual convening of artists, curators and art practitioners from around the world who ...
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PublisherHatje Cantz2020
For quite some time now, ethnographic museums in Europe have been compelled to legitimate themselves. Their exhibition-making has become a topic of discussion, as has the contentious history of their collections, which have come about through colonial appropriation. Clearly, this cannot continue. That the situation can be different is something that Clémentine Deliss explores in her current publication. She offers an intriguing mix of autobiographically-informed novel and conceptual thesis on contemporary art and anthropology. Reflections on her own work while she was Director of Frankfurt’s Weltkulturen Museum (Museum of World Cultures) are interwoven with the explorations of influential filmmakers, artists ...
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OnCurating.org is a non-profit association based in Zurich, Switzerland that runs the OnCurating Journal and an exhibition space in Zurich (oncurating-space.org). The On Curating Journal is independent with focus on curating both on the web and in print. The publications are openly accessible on the website. It collaborates with different partner institutions.
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PublisherGuggenheim Museum2020
To Richard Armstrong, Director; Sarah Austrian, Deputy Director and General Counsel; Elizabeth Duggal, Chief Operating Officer; and Nancy Spector, Artistic Director and Chief Curator: We write to express collective concern regarding our institution, which is in urgent need of reform. Following the museum-wide DEAI Roundtable convened by Human Resources on June 8, the Curatorial Department (excepting Nancy Spector) unanimously chose to compile reflections on our experiences at the museum. We did this anonymously to share and address these issues without fear of retaliation or intimidation. …
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PublisherOnCurating.org2018
Queer Theory understands gender and sexuality as relational constructs, subject to significant historical and cultural variation. Refusing to stabilize these variations into any singular norm, queer curating thus presents a challenge to the museum as a normalizing, meaning-making entity and asks how these concerns can be addressed in museum-practices, that have, for the most part, silently and unknowingly reproduced and solidified contemporary heteronormative structures and desires. How have queer issues, queer curators, and queer exhibitions at one and the same time both shaken the foundations of traditional curatorial practice, and found their potential for intervention papered over or silenced? How ...
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PublisherOnCurating.org2019
The symposium “Revisiting Black Mountain College: Cross-Disciplinary Experiments and Their Potential for Democratization (in Times of Post-Democracy)” asked questions in relation to anti-democratic tendencies in many countries worldwide. How can education still hold up democratic values, while at the same time presumably measuring its success by careers in the market? This issue brings together contributions from participants of the conference and adds further contributions by Andres Janser, Olga von Schubert, Caroline Adler, Boris Buden, Lucy Bayley, Sascia Bailer, Simon Fleury, Gilly Karjevsky, Asli Uludag, and Mieke Matzke.The interview by Ronald Kolb with Bitten Stetter, Brandon Farnsworth, Dorothee Richter, Jochen Kiefer, Martin ...
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In the second episode of Seeing is Forgetting, Aaron Moulton and I discuss how repressive logic inhibits freedom of expression, participatory anthropology, recursive exhibition making, and the power of dark magic. “…the last place you’ll have an avant-garde experience is the art gallery, because you’re so prepared to potentially have one, and for that reason not have one” A.M.
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Dan Cameron discusses critical writing becoming a function of the market, approaches to curating, the legacy of Marcia Tucker, and issues of gay and lesbian identity in contemporary art. “…your identity can be the source of your work…today, not only is that accepted, it’s cliché. That wasn’t always the case.” D.C.
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Lauren speaks about the five years of running Public Fiction as an exhibition space in Los Angeles, as well as the on-going print publication of the same name; her collaborations with institutions, curators, and artists; and what it means for the exhibition to be treated as a medium.
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PublisherOnCurating.org2018
This issue developed from a research project by Lorenzo Sandoval and Emanuele Guidi that looks at artistic and curatorial practices so as to explore the role and potential of artistic and cultural institutional models. So far, Spaces of Anticipation has taken the form of a symposium with the same title at EACC (Castellón, Spain, 2014); the research exhibition Making Room. Spaces of Anticipation, and a second symposium and workshop (2015) both at ar/ge kunst (Bolzano, Italy). The term ‘anticipation’ aims at proposing an affirmative approach to the research as intends to elude the use of ‘post-isms’ and ‘future-ism’ terminology, which ...

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