When Artists Curate

When Artists Curate

An increasing proportion of exhibitions are curated by artists rather than professional curators. In this ground-breaking book Alison Green provides the first critical history of visual artists curating exhibitions.

Author: Alison Green

Publisher: Art Since the 80s

ISBN: 1780239335

Category: Art

Page: 295

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An increasing proportion of exhibitions are curated by artists rather than professional curators. In this ground-breaking book Alison Green provides the first critical history of visual artists curating exhibitions. The artist emerges as someone who carries a special responsibility for critiquing art's institutions, brings considerable creativity to the craft of making exhibitions and, through experimentation, has changed the way exhibitions are understood to be authored and experienced. But the book also establishes a curious ubiquity to the artist-curated exhibition. Rather than being exceptional or rare, artists curate all the time and in all kinds of places: in galleries and in museums, in studios, in borrowed spaces such as shopfronts or industrial buildings, in front rooms and front windows, in zoos or concert halls, on streets and in nature. Seen from the perspective of artists, showing is a part of making art. Once this idea is understood, the history of art starts to look very different. 0With extensive explorations of well-known artists such as Daniel Buren, Goshka Macuga, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rosemarie Trockel, Hito Steyerl, Andy Warhol and Felix Gonzalez-Torres, this book will change the way readers think about and look at exhibitions.
Categories: Art

The Artist run Gallery Examining the Artist Curator s Perspective in Curating Exhibitions in University and College Galleries

The Artist run Gallery  Examining the Artist Curator s Perspective in Curating Exhibitions in University and College Galleries

Through this research study I aimed to critically examine the perspectives and experiences of five artist-curators who curate exhibitions at university and college galleries in southwestern US cities.

Author: Charles Dodoo

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ISBN: OCLC:1001267843

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Through this research study I aimed to critically examine the perspectives and experiences of five artist-curators who curate exhibitions at university and college galleries in southwestern US cities. Specifically, I explored how their arts background and their dual roles of artist and curator influenced both their curation and artmaking practices. Two research methods were employed to collect data: case study and arts-based research. These methods resulted in data collected in oral, written and visual documentation formats. As a participant in this study, my individual art and curation practices were documented in part through arts-based research. The findings indicated that (a) all five artist-curators use their curation practice as a teaching tool and that their individual artistic perspectives are reflected in their curation practice; (b) all of the artist-curators use the gallery as an educational tool in conjunction with the mission of their respective institutions; (c) the artist-curators are cognizant of the complex interrelationships that affect their dual roles as artist-curators and educators; (d) reflection on professional curatorial practice plays a significant role in creating and curating artwork as well as in the education process. These findings are consonant with Dewey’s theory of experience and, in particular, continuity of experience where artist-curators reflect on past curation experience to gain a better understanding of their current curation practices, which they then "transfer" to viewers through their acts of creating artwork and curating exhibitions. Additionally, I found (e) a correlation exists between the artist-curators' curation and artmaking practices that suggests that the artists reflected upon their artmaking when curating and vice-versa, which to some extent benefitted both practices; and (f) artists bring fresh perspectives to gallery work. The findings from this study may serve as a springboard for thoughtful conversations concerning the diverse experiences of artist-curators and their perspectives when they curate in university/college galleries. For those individuals interested in pursuing a career in curation, this study will illuminate the experiences of the artist-curator and show how a background in curation not only influences one’s artmaking, but is a valuable tool for educating the community and raising artistic awareness.
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The Artist as Curator

The Artist as Curator

his anthology offers a particular and discrete perspective on curatorial practice; it undertakes an investigation into the roles, functions and designations of the artist as curator in contemporary artistic practice.

Author: Celina Jeffery

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783203390

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

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In recent years, the museum and gallery have increasingly become self-reflexive spaces, in which the relationship between art, its display, its creators, and its audience is subverted and democratized. One effect of this has been a growing place for artists as curators, and in The Artist as Curator Celina Jeffery brings together a group of scholars and artists to explore the many ways that artists have introduced new curatorial ways of thinking and talking about artistic culture.
Categories: Performing Arts

Stick to the Skin

Stick to the Skin

112 A determination to effect social, political, and artistic change inspired Rasheed Araeen's decision to curate the landmark 1989 exhibition The Other Story at Hayward Gallery in London. As an artist-curator engaged in explicitly ...

Author: Celeste-Marie Bernier

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520286535

Category: Art

Page: 344

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The first comparative history of African American and Black British artists, artworks, and art movements, Stick to the Skin traces the lives and works of over fifty painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed-media, assemblage, installation, video, and performance artists working in the United States and Britain from 1965 to 2015. The artists featured in this book cut to the heart of hidden histories, untold narratives, and missing memories to tell stories that "stick to the skin" and arrive at a new "Black lexicon of liberation." Informed by extensive research and invaluable oral testimonies, Celeste-Marie Bernier’s remarkable text forcibly asserts the originality and importance of Black artists’ work and emphasizes the need to understand Black art as a distinctive category of cultural production. She launches an important intervention into European histories of modern and contemporary art and visual culture as well as into debates within African American studies, African diasporic studies, and Black British studies. Among the artists included are Benny Andrews, Bessie Harvey, Lubaina Himid, Claudette Johnson, Noah Purifoy, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Joyce J. Scott, Maud Sulter, and Barbara Walker.
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OnCurating Issue 19 on Artistic and Curatorial Authorship

OnCurating Issue 19  on Artistic and Curatorial Authorship

With contributions by Marc James Leger and Dorothee Richter, and interviews with Artur Zmijewski, Kristina Lee Podesva, Mary Jane Jacob, Raqs Media Collective, Valerie Smith, Gavin Wade, "F**king Good Art", Ute Meta Bauer & Yvonne Doderer, ...

Author: Dorothee Richter

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ISBN: 1492170801

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Page: 94

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This issue of ONCURATING.org brings together a collection of interviews and two essays from artists, curators, theorists and artist-curators, relating to the topic of authorship in contemporary art. Since the 1990s the position of the curator as a producer of ideas and an author has been debated amongst artists and scholars. How this relates to new working paradigms and existing power relations in contemporary art is reflected on, from a range of international critical perspectives. Continuing the topics raised at the symposium, "Why artists curate", organized by the Kunstbüro der Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg in cooperation with Columbus Art Foundation in July 2011.With essays by Marc James Léger and Dorothee Richter, and interviews with Artur Zmijewski, Kristina Lee Podesva, Mary Jane Jacob, Raqs Media Collective, Valerie Smith, Gavin Wade, "F**king Good Art", Ute Meta Bauer & Yvonne Doderer, Tania Bruguera and Marion von Osten.Interviews conducted by Michael Birchall & Nkule Mabaso, Charlotte Barnes, Annemarie Brand & Monika Molnár, John Canciani & Jacqueline Falk, Sheena Greene, Anne Koskiluoma & Anna Krystyna Trzaska, Chloé Nicolet-Dit-Félix & Gülru Vardar, Ashraf Osman & Daniela N. Fuentes, Sophia Ribeiro, Tanja Trampe & Monika Molnár.Edited by Michael Birchall. With contributions by Marc James Leger and Dorothee Richter, and interviews with Artur Zmijewski, Kristina Lee Podesva, Mary Jane Jacob, Raqs Media Collective, Valerie Smith, Gavin Wade, "F**king Good Art", Ute Meta Bauer & Yvonne Doderer, Tania Bruguera and Marion von Osten.
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A Companion to Curation

A Companion to Curation

Artist. as. Curator. Alex Gawronski It is a little‐recognized fact that artists curated many of modernity's most iconic ... The individual and collective curatorial activities of artists paved the way for the emphatic role professional ...

Author: Brad Buckley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119206873

Category: Art

Page: 550

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The definitive reference text on curation both inside and outside the museum A Companion to Curation is the first collection of its kind, assembling the knowledge and experience of prominent curators, artists, art historians, scholars, and theorists in one comprehensive volume. Part of the Blackwell Companion series, this much-needed book provides up-to-date information and valuable insights on the field of curatorial studies and curation in the visual arts. Accessible and engaging chapters cover diverse, contemporary methods of curation, its origin and history, current and emerging approaches within the profession, and more. This timely publication fills a significant gap in literature on the role of the curator, the art and science of curating, and the historical arc of the field from the 17th century to the present. The Companion explores topics such as global developments in contemporary indigenous art, Asian and Chinese art since the 1980s, feminist and queer feminist curatorial practices, and new curatorial strategies beyond the museum. This unique volume: Offers readers a wide range of perspectives on curating in both theory and practice Includes coverage of curation outside of the Eurocentric and Anglosphere art worlds Presents clear and comprehensible information valuable for specialists and novices alike Discusses the movements, models, people and politics of curating Provides guidance on curating in a globalized world Broad in scope and detailed in content, A Companion to Curation is an essential text for professionals engaged in varied forms of curation, teachers and students of museum studies, and readers interested in the workings of the art world, museums, benefactors, and curators.
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Socially Engaged Art after Socialism

Socially Engaged Art after Socialism

Concepts such as 'artist-curator', 'meta artist', 'creator' or, as Daniel Buren named the role, 'organizer-author' presented the curator in a powerful position that used the artists' works as raw material or as 'useful fragments' for ...

Author: Izabel Galliera

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786722225

Category: Art

Page: 384

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Reclaiming public life from the ideologies of both communist regimes and neoliberalism, their projects have harnessed the politically subversive potential of social relations based on trust, reciprocity and solidarity. Drawing on archival material and exclusive interviews, in this book Izabel Galliera traces the development of socially engaged art from the early 1990s to the present in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. She demonstrates that, in the early 1990s, projects were primarily created for exhibitions organized and funded by the Soros Centers for Contemporary Art. In the early 2000s, prior to Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania entering into the European Union, EU institutions likewise funded socially-conscious public art in the region. Today, socially engaged art is characterised by the proliferation of independent and often self-funded artists' initiatives in cities such as Sofia, Bucharest and Budapest.Focusing on the relationships between art, social capital and civil society, Galliera employs sociological and political theories to reveal that, while social capital is generally considered a mechanism of exclusion in the West, in post-socialist contexts it has been leveraged by artists and curators as a vital means of communication and action.
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The Artist as Curator

The Artist as Curator

"This is an anthology of essays that first appeared in The Artist as Curator, a series that occupied eleven issues of Mousse from no. 41 (December 2013/January 2014) to no. 51 (December 2015/January 2016).

Author: Elena Filipovic

Publisher: Walther Konig Verlag

ISBN: 3960981783

Category: Art

Page: 409

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"This is an anthology of essays that first appeared in The Artist as Curator, a series that occupied eleven issues of Mousse from no. 41 (December 2013/January 2014) to no. 51 (December 2015/January 2016). It set out to examine what was then a profoundly influential but still under-studied phenomenon, a history that had yet to be written: the fundamental role artists have played as curators. Taking that ontologically ambiguous thing we call "the exhibition" as a critical medium, artists have often radically rethought conventional forms of exhibition making. This anthology surveys seminal examples of such exhibitions from the postwar to the present, including rare documents and illustrations. It includes an introduction and the twenty essays that first appeared in Mousse, a newly commissioned afterword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and two additional essays that appear here for the first time."
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Curating Worship

Curating Worship

J: I like the way you describe the artist-curator – fantastic. No need to make the leap into church – I think it's there for all to see. Alternative worship is full of artist-curators. A few people in conversation have been trying to ...

Author: Jonny Baker

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1596272333

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Curation: the act of imagining and overseeing an exhibition or art experience. Worship Curation: the act of imagining and overseeing a worship experience. Worship curator Jonny Baker introduces this original approach to the design and sharing of worship. Rather than simply presiding over liturgy or leading a worship team, Baker and a new generation of leaders are negotiating between institutions and artists, crafting beauty for God out of whatever they’ve got on hand, helping people to make connections between their own lives and stories and the life and story of God. Curating Worship is presented in two parts. The first considers the kind of thinking, skills and disciplines involved in good curation. The second part features in-depth interviews that tease out the ideas, theories and processes behind the creative approaches of people who are curating worship experiences around the world.
Categories: Religion

Art and Authority

Art and Authority

... simply in terms of what the artist has made, the dual-intention theory recognizes that artists curate the works that they author. Artistic freedom is grounded in the artist's authority to own or reject the artworks that she makes, ...

Author: K. E. Gover

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191081309

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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People engage with authored works all the time. They buy paintings, read books, and download songs. They might even be artists themselves. And yet they tend to take the concept of authorship for granted. The basic idea that an artist as author maintains some kind of claim to his or her creation, even as it circulates in the world at large, seems natural. It is the basis for copyright law and moral rights legislation which protect the rights of authors. But what is an author, and why do artists receive special legal recognition and protection that the creators of other kinds of artifacts do not? It is often assumed that artists have a special bond with their artworks, but the nature of this bond, and its function as the source of an artist's authority over his or her work, often goes unquestioned. Art and Authority is a philosophical essay on artistic freedom: its sources, nature, and limits. Artistic freedom can mean different things depending on the context in which it is invoked. K. E. Gover argues that the most fundamental form of artistic freedom involves the artist's authority to accept or disavow the works that he or she produces, to curate the works that bear his or her name, and that represent his or her artistic oeuvre. Our very concept of what an artwork isthe intentional expression of the artist, for its own sakedepends on this second-order endorsement by the artist of what he or she has made. Using real-world cases and controversies in contemporary visual art, Gover argues that the leading accounts of artistic authorship in the legal and philosophical literature have overlooked the significance of this moment.
Categories: Philosophy