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 where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling–or any other activity related to–contemporary art. Submit your questions 100% anonymously here: http://bit.ly/132VchD. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. HELP DESK is co-sponsored 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[…..]

HELP DESK: Flirtatious Collectors & Young Curators

Rob Swainston, Triumphal Arch, 2007. Installation

Welcome to another week of HELP DESK, where I answer your queries about making, exhibiting, finding, marketing, buying, selling–or any other activity related to–contemporary art. Together, we’ll sort through some of art’s thornier issues. Email helpdesk@dailyserving.com with your questions. All submissions remain strictly anonymous and become the property of Daily Serving. HELP DESK is co-sponsored by KQED. The work in this week’s column is by[…..]

HELP DESK: On Collaboration and Curating

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Welcome to HELP DESK, step into my office! Each week I’ll be answering your queries about making, finding, marketing, buying, selling—or any other activity related to—contemporary art. Together, we’ll sort through some of art’s thornier issues. But a few words before we begin: first, comments are enabled, but be good or be gone! You may email your questions to helpdesk@dailyserving.com. All submissions become the property[…..]