Posts Tagged ‘curating’

Protect Me From What You Want

Logo of the sports drink "Brawndo," from the 2006 movie "Idiocracy," directed by Mike Judge.

Today from our friends at Glasstire, we bring you Christina Rees’ essay on the “making [of] museums into happy-clappy community centers,” written in response to the controversial article “Everybody’s an Art Curator” in the Wall Street Journal. As Rees points out: “No other serious profession seems to open itself up to this ‘the public knows best’ mentality as much as that of art. I cannot imagine[…..]

From the Archives – Curating Activism: An Interview with Julio César Morales

Julio César Morales, "Undocumented Interventions #1," 2011. Watercolor and ink on paper. 32.5 x 24.5 in.

Today from our archives we bring you an interview with Julio César Morales, curator of the Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe. Morales says, “I am working to develop the largest Latin American video archive in the U.S., housed in the city most threatening to Latinos in the U.S. This juxtaposition reflects the ongoing struggles between the U.S. and Mexico and their parasitic need[…..]

Help Desk: Curating Like A Fool

VALIE EXPORT. Die un-endliche/ -ähnliche Melodie der Stränge (The un-ending/ -ique melody of cords), 1998; video installation on 10 monitors; installation view, Bilder der Berührung (Images of Contingence), 2013. Photo by Eric Tschernow.

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Help Desk is cosponsored by KQED.org. I’m an artist and art writer and would like to complete the trifecta by seriously trying to curate. However, since I’ve only been on the curated side of[…..]

Help Desk: Flirtatious Collectors & Young Curators

Rob Swainston, Triumphal Arch, 2007. Installation

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Help Desk is cosponsored by KQED.org. The work in this week’s column is by Rob Swainston, who will have a solo show at Neuwerk Kunsthalle in Konstanz, Germany in September. For those of you[…..]

Help Desk: On Collaboration and Curating

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Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Help Desk is co-sponsored by KQED.org. Question: Both my girlfriend and I are artists. Neither of us are particularly successful with our art careers (yet!). In the past, we’ve worked separately in our studios,[…..]