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A brief history of curating

A brief history of curating

  • Author: Hans-Ulrich Obrist,Lionel Bovier
  • Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag
  • ISBN: 9783905829556
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 243
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Part of JRP|Ringer's innovative Documentsseries, published with Les Presses du Reel and dedicated to critical writings, this publication comprises a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist mapping the development of the curatorial field--from early independent curators in the 1960s and 70s and the experimental institutional programs developed in Europe and the U.S. through the inception of Documenta and the various biennales and fairs--with pioneering curators Anne D'Harnoncourt, Werner Hoffman, Jean Leering, Franz Meyer, Seth Siegelaub, Walter Zanini, Johannes Cladders, Lucy Lippard, Walter Hopps, Pontus Hulten and Harald Szeemann. Speaking of Szeemann on the occasion of this legendary curator's death in 2005, critic Aaron Schuster summed up, "the image we have of the curator today: the curator-as-artist, a roaming, freelance designer of exhibitions, or in his own witty formulation, a 'spiritual guest worker'... If artists since Marcel Duchamp have affirmed selection and arrangement as legitimate artistic strategies, was it not simply a matter of time before curatorial practice--itself defined by selection and arrangement--would come to be seen as an art that operates on the field of art itself?"

A Brief History of New Music

A Brief History of New Music

  • Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist,Lionel Bovier
  • Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag
  • ISBN: 9783037641903
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 299
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Following the success of A Brief History of Curating this publication gathers together interviews with pioneering musicians of the 1950s to the 1980s.The book brings together avant-garde composers such as Elliot Carter, Pierre Boulez, and Karlheinz Stockhausen; originators of electro-acoustic music such as François Bayle, Pauline Oliveros, Iannis Xenakis, and Peter Zinovieff; Minimalist and Fluxus-inspired artists such as Tony Conrad, Henry Flynt, Phil Niblock, Yoko Ono, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley; as well figures such as Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Arto Lindsay, and Gaetano Veloso.Their contributions map the evolution of the musical field, from early experiments in concrete and abstract music, to the electronic development and the hybridisation between Pop and avant-garde culture.This book is part of the Documents series, co-published with Les presses du réel and dedicated to critical writings.

A Brief History of Curating New Media Art

A Brief History of Curating New Media Art

Conversations with Curators

  • Author: Sarah Cook,Beryl Graham,Verina Gfader,Axel Lapp
  • Publisher: Green Box
  • ISBN: 3941644653
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 208
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This book of interviews tracks the work of curators in the field of new media art in order to consider the massive changes and developments over a relatively short period of time. They are also a celebration of the ten years that the online resource for curators of new media art, CRUMB, has been publishing interviews and other research. The curators featured in this book range across the contemporary arts. They have been working away, not in the centre or the periphery, but in the nodes of this networked field of new media art. A Brief History of Curating New Media Art - Conversations with Curators was edited by Sarah Cook, Beryl Graham, verina Gfader and Axel Lapp. It contains interviews with Sarah Cook & Beryl Graham; Peter Weibel; Barbara London; Christiane Paul; Larry Rinder; Kathy Rae Huffman & Julie Lazar; Benjamin Weil; Liliane Schneiter, Yves Mettler & Anne-Julie Raccoursier; Liane Davison; Nathalie Anglès & Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria; Matthew Higgs; Magdalena Sawon & Tamas Banovich; Steve Dietz; Rudolf Frieling. A second book, A Brief History of Working with New Media Art - Conversations with artists, was published at the same time.

Ways of Curating

Ways of Curating

  • Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374712328
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 192
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Hans Ulrich Obrist curated his first exhibit in his kitchen when he was twenty-three years old. Since then he has staged more than 250 shows internationally, many of them among the most influential exhibits of our age. Ways of Curating is a compendium of the insights Obrist has gained from his years of extraordinary work in the art world. It skips between centuries and continents, flitting from meetings with the artists who have inspired him (including Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, and Gilbert and George) to biographies of influential figures such as Diaghilev and Walter Hopps. It describes some of the greatest exhibitions in history, as well as some of the greatest exhibitions never realized. It traces the evolution of the collections from Athanasius Kircher's 17th-century Wunderkammer to modern museums, and points the way for projects yet to come. Hans Ulrich Obrist has rescued the word "curate" from wine stores and playlists to remind us of the power inherent in looking at art—and at the world—in a new way.

Curationism

Curationism

How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else

  • Author: David Balzer
  • Publisher: Coach House Books
  • ISBN: 1552452999
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 144
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Now that we ‘curate’ even lunch, what happens to the role of the connoisseur in contemporary culture?

Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

  • Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141976640
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 544
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A unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world's leading artists Hans Ulrich Obrist has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. Here he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes. Inspired by the great Vasari, Lives of the Artists explores the meaning of art and artists today, their varying approaches to creating, and a sense of how their thinking evolves over time. Including David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Gerhard Richter, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Rem Koolhaas, Jeff Koons and Oscar Niemayer, this is a wonderful and unique book for those interested in modern art. Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and writer. Since 2006 he has been co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London. He is the author, with Ai Wei Wei, of Ai Wei Wei Speaks.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Curating But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Curating But Were Afraid to Ask

  • Author: Hans-Ulrich Obrist
  • Publisher: Sternberg
  • ISBN: 9781933128252
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 208
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Various people interview art curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist about his life and work.

On Curating 2

On Curating 2

Interviews with Fourteen International Curators

  • Author: Carolee Thea
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781938922909
  • Category:
  • Page: 136
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On Curating 2, Carolee Thea's new volume of interviews with 14 of today's leading curators, explores the lively system of art biennials that is thriving around the world - particularly outside Europe and America. Spawned by their more formal Western predecessors and motivated by the forces of history and politics, the newer incarnations of the biennial often occur in the cities of the postcolonial world and the Global South, as well as countries that were once part of the Soviet Union. The new generation of curators who are organizing these surprisingly provocative and experimental exhibitions hail from cities as diverse as Bogotá, Dakar, Havana, Jakarta, Jerusalem, Lagos, Mumbai, Seoul and Zagreb, and they are the subjects of the interviews collected in this book. On Curating II includes 70 colour illustrations of relevant works by El Anatsui, Boris Groys, Cai Guo-Qiang, Fiona Hall, Mona Hatoum, Pablo Helguera, Emily Jacir, Michael Joo, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, Zanele Muholi, Issa Samb, Do Ho Suh and Rirkrit Tiravanija, among many others.

Thinking Contemporary Curating

Thinking Contemporary Curating

  • Author: Terry E. Smith
  • Publisher: Independent Curators
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 269
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"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.

Curating Revolution

Curating Revolution

Politics on Display in Mao's China

  • Author: Denise Y. Ho
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108284841
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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How did China's Communist revolution transform the nation's political culture? In this rich and vivid history of the Mao period (1949–1976), Denise Y. Ho examines the relationship between its exhibitions and its political movements. Case studies from Shanghai show how revolution was curated: museum workers collected cultural and revolutionary relics; neighborhoods, schools, and work units mounted and narrated local displays; and exhibits provided ritual space for ideological lessons and political campaigns. Using archival sources, ephemera, interviews, and other materials, Ho traces the process by which exhibitions were developed, presented, and received. Examples under analysis range from the First Party Congress Site and the Shanghai Museum to the 'class education' and Red Guard exhibits that accompanied the Socialist Education Movement and the Cultural Revolution. Operating in two modes - that of a state in power and that of a state in revolution - Mao era exhibitionary culture remains part of China's revolutionary legacy.

The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s)

The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s)

  • Author: Paul O'Neill
  • Publisher: Mit Press
  • ISBN: 9780262017725
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 180
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Once considered a mere caretaker for collections, the curator is now widely viewed as a globally connected auteur. Over the last twenty-five years, as international group exhibitions and biennials have become the dominant mode of presenting contemporary art to the public, curatorship has begun to be perceived as a constellation of creative activities not unlike artistic praxis. The curator has gone from being a behind-the-scenes organizer and selector to a visible, centrally important cultural producer. In The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s), Paul O'Neill examines the emergence of independent curatorship and the discourse that helped to establish it. O'Neill describes how, by the 1980s, curated group exhibitions--large-scale, temporary projects with artworks cast as illustrative fragments--came to be understood as the creative work of curator-auteurs. The proliferation of new biennials and other large international exhibitions in the 1990s created a cohort of high-profile, globally mobile curators, moving from Venice to Paris to Kassel. In the 1990s, curatorial and artistic practice converged, blurring the distinction between artist and curator. O'Neill argues that this change in the understanding of curatorship was shaped by a curator-centered discourse that effectively advocated--and authorized--the new independent curatorial practice. Drawing on the extensive curatorial literature and his own interviews with leading curators, critics, art historians, and artists, O'Neill traces the development of the curator-as-artist model and the ways it has been contested. The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s) documents the many ways in which our perception of art has been transformed by curating and the discourses surrounding it.

Thinking About Exhibitions

Thinking About Exhibitions

  • Author: Bruce W. Ferguson,Reesa Greenberg,Sandy Nairne
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134820011
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 512
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An anthology of writings on exhibition practice from artists, critics, curators and art historians plus artist-curators. It addresses the contradictions posed by museum and gallery sited exhibitions, as well as investigating the challenge of staging art presentations, displays or performances, in settings outside of traditional museum or gallery locales.

What Makes a Great Exhibition?

What Makes a Great Exhibition?

  • Author: Paula Marincola
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1780234864
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 184
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For better or worse, museums are changing from forbidding bastions of rare art into audience-friendly institutions that often specialize in “blockbuster” exhibitions designed to draw crowds. But in the midst of this sea change, one largely unanswered question stands out: “What makes a great exhibition?” Some of the world’s leading curators and art historians try to answer this question here, as they examine the elements of a museum exhibition from every angle. What Makes a Great Exhibition? investigates the challenges facing American and European contemporary art in particular, exploring such issues as group exhibitions, video and craft, and the ways that architecture influences the nature of the exhibitions under its roof. The distinguished contributors address diverse topics, including Studio Museum in Harlem director Thelma Golden’s examination of ethnically-focused exhibitions; and Robert Storr, director of the 2007 Venice Biennale and formerly of the Museum of Modern Art, on the meaning of “exhibition and “exhibitionmaker.” A thought-provoking volume on the practice of curatorial work and the mission of modern museums, What Makes A Great Exhibition? will be indispensable reading for all art professionals and scholars working today.

When Artists Curate

When Artists Curate

Contemporary Art and the Exhibition As Medium

  • Author: Alison Green
  • Publisher: Art Since the 80s
  • ISBN: 9781780239330
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 296
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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.

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Interviews

  • Author: Hans-Ulrich Obrist
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9788881584314
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 968
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Transcripts of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist with architects, artists, curators, film-makers, musicians, philosophers, social theorists and urbanists.

Much Maligned Monsters

Much Maligned Monsters

A History of European Reactions to Indian Art

  • Author: Partha Mitter
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226532394
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 351
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In this fascinating study, Partha Mitter traces the history of European reactions to Indian art, from the earliest encounters of explorers with the exotic. East to the more sophisticated but still incomplete appreciations of the early twentieth century. Mitter's new Preface reflects upon the profound changes in Western interpretations of non-Western societies over the past fifteen years.

New Art and Science Affinities

New Art and Science Affinities

  • Author: Andrea Grover
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0977205347
  • Category: Art and science
  • Page: 188
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Jens Hoffmann: (Curating) from a to Z

Jens Hoffmann: (Curating) from a to Z

  • Author: Jens Hoffmann
  • Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag
  • ISBN: 9783037643723
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 64
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(Curating) From A to Z offers a summary of the development of curatorial practice over the last two decades seen through the eyes of curator Jens Hoffmann. In this publication each letter of the alphabet evokes a particular word related to the world of exhibition making: From A (as in Artist) and B (as in Biennial) to R (as in Retrospective) and W (as in White Cube).Employing a diarist style, the curator presents his personal curatorial alphabet with a similar transparency and the same idiosyncratic character revealed in many of his exhibitions. The entries are not only stimulating and intellectually rigorous, but also emotionally engaging.Jens Hoffmann is a writer, exhibition maker, and educator. He currently is Deputy Director of The Jewish Museum, New York. He has published widely in journals and museum publications and has written over 200 texts on art and exhibition making over the last 15 years. His most recent books include The Studio (2012), as well as Show Time: The 50 Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art (2014).He is the founder and editor of The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making. Most recently he co-curated the 9th Shanghai Biennial (2012-13) and the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011).Published in the HAPAX series.

Talking Contemporary Curating

Talking Contemporary Curating

  • Author: Terry Smith
  • Publisher: Independent Curators
  • ISBN: 9780916365905
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 344
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In Talking Contemporary Curating, Terry Smith is in conversation with 12 curators, art historians and theorists deeply immersed in reflecting upon the demands of their respective practices; the contexts of exhibition making; and the platforms through which art may be made public, including Zdenka Badovinac, Claire Bishop, Zoe Butt, Germano Celant, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Okwui Enwezor, Boris Groys, Jens Hoffmann, Mami Kataoka, Maria Lind, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Mari Carmen Ramírez.

The Avant-garde in Exhibition

The Avant-garde in Exhibition

New Art in the 20th Century

  • Author: Bruce Altshuler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780520211926
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 288
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00 Throughout this century the visual avant-garde has met the public through provocative exhibitions, where partisans confronted anger and derision in reaction to the new art. Bruce Altshuler provides an account of more than twenty key exhibitions in Europe, America, and Asia from 1905 through the 60s, presenting a new perspective on advanced art through a focus on critical moments of interaction among artists, dealers, collectors, critics and public. Throughout this century the visual avant-garde has met the public through provocative exhibitions, where partisans confronted anger and derision in reaction to the new art. Bruce Altshuler provides an account of more than twenty key exhibitions in Europe, America, and Asia from 1905 through the 60s, presenting a new perspective on advanced art through a focus on critical moments of interaction among artists, dealers, collectors, critics and public.