Curatorial Activism

Curatorial Activism

Profiles key exhibitions by pioneering curators including Okwui Enwezor, Linda Nochlin, Jean-Hubert Martin and Nan Goldin, with a foreword by Lucy Lippard, internationally known art critic, activist and curator, and early champion of ...

Author: Maura Reilly

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780500239704

Category: Art

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A handbook of new curatorial strategies based on pioneering examples of curators working to offset racial and gender disparities in the art world Current art world statistics demonstrate that the fight for gender and race equality in the art world is far from over: only sixteen percent of this year’s Venice Biennale artists were female; only fourteen percent of the work displayed at MoMA in 2016 was by nonwhite artists; only a third of artists represented by U.S. galleries are female, but over two-thirds of students enrolled in art and art-history programs are young women. Arranged in thematic sections focusing on feminism, race, and sexuality, Curatorial Activism examines and illustrates pioneering examples of exhibitions that have broken down boundaries and demonstrated that new approaches are possible, from Linda Nochlin’s “Women Artists” at LACMA in the mid-1970s to Jean-Hubert Martin’s “Carambolages” in 2016 at the Grand Palais in Paris. Profiles key exhibitions by pioneering curators including Okwui Enwezor, Linda Nochlin, Jean-Hubert Martin and Nan Goldin, with a foreword by Lucy Lippard, internationally known art critic, activist and curator, and early champion of feminist art, this volume is both an invaluable source of practical information for those who understand that institutions must be a driving force in this area and a vital source of inspiration for today’s expanding new generation of curators.
Categories: Art

Dispositiv Erkundungen Exploring Dispositifs

Dispositiv Erkundungen   Exploring Dispositifs

As Gilles Deleuze has argued in 1988, "[u]ntangling these lines within a social apparatus [dispositif] is, in each case, like drawing up a map, doing cartography, surveying unknown landscapes, and this is what he [Foucault] calls 'working ...

Author: Ruth Sonderegger


ISBN: 3832551972

Category: Arts

Page: 300

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As Gilles Deleuze has argued in 1988, "[u]ntangling these lines within a social apparatus [dispositif] is, in each case, like drawing up a map, doing cartography, surveying unknown landscapes, and this is what he [Foucault] calls 'working on the ground.'" This publication intends to provide a cartographic mapping of a complex, multi-branched, often obscure, sometimes inaccessible and overly encoded terrain. Such a mapping could and can lead to a further clarification of terms, concepts and modes of operation of that which is called art. This volume comprises 18 authors whose explorations of the dispositif have generated an anthology of select, distinct voices. Their texts are marked by multiple perspectives, they are disparate, forensic and complex, they are written in different languages, stem from different contexts and points in time, are endowed with different styles and, in some cases, also stand in close relationship with other, earlier publication contexts. This means that they are ideally positioned to unfold diverse spaces of thought, allowing them to differentiate between individual components of the dispositifs they discuss or dissect -- this may include individual operations, processes, procedures, glances, lacunae, splits, implications, preconditions, et cetera -- and allowing them, in a next step, to diagnose the strategic formations such heterogeneous ensembles might take. Beyond that, the texts assembled here allow us to discern the different variations, starting points, approaches and emphases as well as different styles of dispositif exploration.
Categories: Arts

Curating degree zero

Curating degree zero

Author: Dorothee Richter

Publisher: Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029702011

Category: Art

Page: 129

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Categories: Art

Folds of Past Present and Future

Folds of Past  Present and Future

Further, it has also been documented by Maura Reilly in Curatorial Activism. Towards an ethics of curating that exhibitions which do tackle white privilege and western-centrism are generally criticized for being overtly preoccupied with ...

Author: Sarah Van Ruyskensvelde

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110623451

Category: History

Page: 510

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This volume brings together important theoretical and methodological issues currently being debated in the field of history of education. The contributions shed insightful and critical light on the historiography of education, on issues of de-/colonization, on the historical development of the educational sciences and on the potentiality attached to the use of new and challenging source material.
Categories: History

Curating and the Legacies of Colonialism in Contemporary Iberia

Curating and the Legacies of Colonialism in Contemporary Iberia

Reilly, M., Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating (London: Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2018). Thompson, R. F., 'Afro-Modernism', Artforum International, 30/1 (1991), 91–4. Zaya, O., Yinka Shonibare Mbe, El futuro del pasado (Las ...

Author: Carlos Garrido Castellano

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781786838742

Category: Art

Page: 328

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Combining postcolonial studies, curating and contemporary art, this book surveys the role played by artistic curatorship and contemporary art museums in the shaping of identities and cultural planning in contemporary Iberia. The book’s main hypothesis is that contemporary art has been pivotal in the construction of contemporary Iberia, a process marked by the attention paid (in heterogeneous, not always satisfactory ways) to the entanglement of the legacies of colonialism and the present-day status of Iberian territories as cosmopolitan societies now integrated in the European Union. We argue that, at least from the 1990s, curating emerged as a key activity for Iberian societies to display and configure an image of themselves as modern and fully integrated in the European cultural landscape. Such an image, however, had to cope with the legacies of colonialism and the profound socioeconomic transformations of these societies. This book is concerned with bringing together, while redefining and expanding, Iberian and curatorial studies.
Categories: Art

Curating Art

Curating Art

The Curatorial: A Philosophy of Curating, London: Bloomsbury, pp. 97–103. Rand, S. and Kouris, H. (eds.) (2007) Cautionary Tales: Critical Curating, New York: Apex Art. Reilly, M. (2018) Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of ...

Author: Janet Marstine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317416654

Category: Social Science

Page: 478

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Curating Art provides insight into some of the most socially and politically impactful curating of historical and contemporary art since the late 1990s. It offers up a museological framework for understanding watershed developments of curating in art museums. Representing the plurality of theory and practice around the expanded field of relational curating, the book focuses on curating that prioritises the quality of relationships between people and objects, between institutions and people and among people. It has wide international breadth, with particularly strong representation in East and Southeast Asia, including four papers never before translated into English. This Asian cluster illuminates the globalisation of the field and challenges dichotomies of East and West while acknowledging distinctions within specific, but often transnational, cultural spheres. The compelling philosophical perspectives and case studies included within Curating Art will be of interest to students and researchers studying curating, exhibition development and art museums. The book will also inspire current and emerging curators to pose challenging but important questions about their own practice and the relationships that this work sustains.
Categories: Social Science

Curating as Feminist Organizing

Curating as Feminist Organizing

Seven Essays on Historiography and Curatorial Practices (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010); Maura Reilly, Curatorial Activism. Towards an Ethics of Curating (London: Thames & Hudson, 2018); Angela Dimitrakaki and ...

Author: Elke Krasny

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000766295

Category: Art

Page: 292

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What makes curating feminist organizing? How do curators relate to contemporary feminist concerns in their local conditions and the globalized artworld? The book brings together twenty curatorial case studies from diverse regions of the globe. Reflecting their own curatorial projects or analyzing feminist-inspired exhibitions, the authors in this book elaborate feminist curating as that which is inspired to challenge gender politics not only within but also beyond the doors of the museum and gallery. Connecting their wider feminist politics to their curatorial practices, the book provides case studies of curatorial practice that address the legacies of racialized and ethnic violence, including colonialism; which seek to challenges the state's regulation of citizenship and sexuality; and which realize the drive for economic justice in the organizations and roles in which curators work. The settings in which this work is done range from university art galleries to artist-run spaces and educational or activist programmes. This collection will be enjoyed by those studying and researching curating, exhibitions, socially and ecologically engaged contemporary art practices, and feminist transnational movements in diverse geographic contexts. The essays are of relevance to practicing curators, critical cultural practitioners, and artists.
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The New Art Museum Library

The New Art Museum Library

Maura Reilly, Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating (New York: Thames & Hudson, 2018). 16. Lucy R. Lippard, “Foreword,” in Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating, edited by Maura Reilly (New York: Thames ...

Author: Amelia Nelson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538135709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

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The New Art Museum Library addresses the issues facing today's art museum libraries through a series of scholarly essays written by top librarians in the field. In 2007, the publication, Art Museum Libraries and Librarianship, edited by Joan Benedetti, was the first to solely focus on the field of art museum librarianship. In the decade since then, many changes have occurred in the field--both technological and ideological--prompting the need for a follow-up publication. In addition to representing current thinking and practice, this new publication also addresses the need to clearly articulate and define the art museum library’s value within its institution. It documents the broad changes in the environment that art museum libraries now function within and to celebrate the many innovative initiatives that are flourishing in this new landscape. Librarians working in art museum face unique challenges as museums redefine what object-based, visitor-centric learning looks like in the 21st century. These unique challenges mean that art museum libraries are developing new strategies and initiatives so that they can continue to thrive in this environment. The unique nature of these initiatives mean that they will be useful to librarians working in a wide range of special libraries, as well as more broadly in academic and public libraries. The New Art Museum Library is uniquely positioned to present new strategies and initiatives including digital art history initiatives, the new norms in art museum library staffing, and the public programing priorities that are core to many art museum libraries today. This book is an endorsed project of ARLIS/NA.
Categories: Business & Economics

Curating Design

Curating Design

Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating. London: Thames & Hudson, 2018. Richards, Charles R. Industrial Art and the Museum. New York: Macmillan, 1927. Roberts, Lisa C. From Knowledge to Narrative: Educators and the Changing ...

Author: Donna Loveday

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350162785

Category: Travel

Page: 342

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Illustrated with contemporary case studies, Curating Design provides a history of and introduction to design curatorial practice both within and outside the museum. Donna Loveday begins by tracing the history of the collecting and display of designed objects in museums and exhibitions from the 19th century 'cabinet of curiosities' to the present day design museum. She then explores the changing role of the curator since the 1980s, with curators becoming much more than just 'keepers' of a collection, with a remit to create narrative and experiential exhibitions as well as develop the museum's role as a space of learning for its visitors. Curating as a practice now describes the production of a number of cultural and creative outputs, ranging from exhibitions to art festivals; shopping environments to health centres; conferences to film programming as well as museums and galleries. Loveday explores how design has come to the fore in curatorial practice, with new design museums opening around the world as well as blockbusting exhibitions of fashion and popular culture. Interviews with leading practitioners from international design and arts museums provide a spotlight on contemporary challenges and best practice in design curatorship.
Categories: Travel

Decolonising the Museum

Decolonising the Museum

Maura Reilly's Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating (2018) also argues strongly for better representation of works by female, LGBTQI+ and non-White artists in mainstream art galleries and.

Author: Thea Pitman

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781855663480

Category: Art

Page: 146

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Explores the scope that there is for Indigenous curatorial agency in the relationship of Indigenous contemporary art with the 'art world'.
Categories: Art