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Thinking Contemporary Curating

Thinking Contemporary Curating

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Paperback, Distributed Art Pub Inc, 2012, ISBN13 9780916365868, ISBN10 0916365867
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What is contemporary curatorial thought? Current discourse on the topic is heating up with a new cocktail of bold ideas and ethical imperatives. These include: cooperative curating, especially with artists; the reimagination of museums; curating as knowledge production; the historicization of exhibition-making; and commitment to extra-artworld participatory activism. Less obvious, but increasingly of concern, are issues such as rethinking spectatorship, engaging viewers as co-curators and the challenge of curating contemporaneity itself. In these five essays, art historian and theorist Terry Smith surveys the international landscape of current thinking by curators; explores a number of exhibitions that show contemporaneity in recent, present and past art; describes the enormous growth world wide of exhibition infrastructure and the instability that haunts it; re-examines the contribution of artist-curators and questions the rise of curators utilizing artistic strategies; and, finally, assesses a number of key tendencies in curating as responses to contemporary conditions. "Thinking Contemporary Curating "is the first book to comprehensively chart the variety of practices of curating undertaken today, and to think through, systematically, what is distinctive about contemporary curatorial thought.

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Number of Pages: 269
Original Languages: English
Author: Smith, Terry ,  Fowle, Kate
Series Title: Ici Perspectives in Curating
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
ISBN-13: 9780916365868
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0916365867
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