Thinking Contemporary Curating

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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. 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.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 utilising artistic strategies; and, finally, assesses a number of key tendencies in curating as responses to contemporary conditions.
ISBN 9780916365868. Independent Curators International, New York.
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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. 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.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 utilising artistic strategies; and, finally, assesses a number of key tendencies in curating as responses to contemporary conditions.
  • Author
    Terry Smith
  • Publisher
    INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK
  • Release
    December 2019
  • Binding
    pb
  • Format
    256 pages. 25 b/w ills. 15.8 x 21.6 cm
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