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Thinking contemporary curating /

by Smith, Terry (Terence Edwin) [author.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: ICI perspectives in curating: no. 1.Publisher: New York, NY : Independent Curators International, 2012Edition: Second edition.Description: 269 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780916365868; 0916365867.Subject(s): 2000-2099 | Art -- Exhibition techniques | Art -- Exhibitions -- Philosophy | Curatorial studies | Curatorship | Kurator | Ausstellung | Art, Modern -- 21st century | Curatorial practice | Art, Modern -- 21st century | Art -- Exhibitions -- Philosophy | Art -- Exhibition techniques | Art museum curators | Museum curators | Artists as art museum curators | Art | Art -- Exhibition techniques | Art, Modern | Art museum curators | Artists as art museum curators | Museum curators
Contents:
The lure -- What is contemporary curatorial thought? -- Shifting the exhibitionary complex -- Artists as curators/Curators as artists -- Curating contemporaneity -- Curatorial practice now -- The infrastructural.
Summary: "Thinking Contemporary Curating is the first book to offer an in-depth analysis of the volatile territory of international curatorial practice and the thinking--or insight--that underpins it. In five essays, renowned art historian and critic Terry Smith describes how today curators take on roles far beyond exhibition making, to include reimagining museums; writing the history of curating; creating discursive platforms and undertaking social or political activism, as well as rethinking spectatorship. The catalyst for the publication was 'The Now Museum' conference that ICI produced in collaboration with the CUNY Graduate Center and the New Museum in New York in 2011. In panel discussions and lectures over 30 leading artists, art historians, curators, and museum directors, such as art historian Claire Bishop, Okwui Enwezor (Director, Haus der Kunst), Massimiliano Gioni (Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, New Museum), Lu Jie (Director, Long March), Maria Lind (Director, Tensta Konsthall) and Terry Smith discussed the diversification of the notion of the 'museum of contemporary art, ' providing intergenerational perspectives on recent developments across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. This spurred a year-long journey for Smith, responding to ideas, events, and encounters in the artworld in the process of questioning what 'curating' is today, which forms the heart of this publication."--Publisher's description.
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"The first in a new publication series ... entitled Perspectives in curating which offers timely reflections by curators, artists, critics, and art historians on emergent debates in curatorial practice around the world"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references.

The lure -- What is contemporary curatorial thought? -- Shifting the exhibitionary complex -- Artists as curators/Curators as artists -- Curating contemporaneity -- Curatorial practice now -- The infrastructural.

"Thinking Contemporary Curating is the first book to offer an in-depth analysis of the volatile territory of international curatorial practice and the thinking--or insight--that underpins it. In five essays, renowned art historian and critic Terry Smith describes how today curators take on roles far beyond exhibition making, to include reimagining museums; writing the history of curating; creating discursive platforms and undertaking social or political activism, as well as rethinking spectatorship. The catalyst for the publication was 'The Now Museum' conference that ICI produced in collaboration with the CUNY Graduate Center and the New Museum in New York in 2011. In panel discussions and lectures over 30 leading artists, art historians, curators, and museum directors, such as art historian Claire Bishop, Okwui Enwezor (Director, Haus der Kunst), Massimiliano Gioni (Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, New Museum), Lu Jie (Director, Long March), Maria Lind (Director, Tensta Konsthall) and Terry Smith discussed the diversification of the notion of the 'museum of contemporary art, ' providing intergenerational perspectives on recent developments across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. This spurred a year-long journey for Smith, responding to ideas, events, and encounters in the artworld in the process of questioning what 'curating' is today, which forms the heart of this publication."--Publisher's description.

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