Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Curate or die. Whatever.

curate2, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

last night was the first of three discussions of the "Curate or Die" series. This was supposed to be the center and periphery debate. Hmmm, totally eurocentric and not really that peripheral. Charlotte Laubard, an independent curator from France who recently took over the CAPC in Bourdeaux, talked about the exhibition profile of the space and how she changed it. The huge church-like space was used to store goods that had been exchanged for slaves, but few exhibitions had taken into account the history of the space, except for the influential Traffic (1996), curated by Nicholas Bourriaud, and the equally important, Cities on the move (1997), curated by Hou Hanru and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Laubard talked about the lack of contact with the local community, which is usually always a problem since contemporary art is not usually meant for the masses. The shows since Laubard took over have been in collaboration with other curators, and have been all destablizing and shit.
Adam Budak from the Kunsthaus Graz, the blip-blop light machine, had so much technical trouble that he never managed to show an image of the building. I guess most people know the building, since the building is what has been touted at every single opportunity, but not showing it was just stupid. Budak has a background in theater, so a lot of the exhibitions are more staged than other, more 'neutral' exhibitions of contemporary art. This has also meant that exhibition design is extremely important for the Austrian space and it looks like a good example of an exhibition space that dares to go where no other space has gone before.
Chuz Martinez, who replaced Marta Gili on the panel (strikes......), was the one who considered the title of the meeting/presentation and suggested instead Research or Die as a more pressing matter. Martinez has an MA in curatorial studies from Bard College...The center for curatorial studies. Or: the periphery for curatorial studies? Nah. I just recognized her language as Bard speak. Fascinating.

ANYWAY, she has taken over the Kunstverein Frankfurt, but talked mostly about the Spain's birth as a democratic nation and discarding anything to do with Franco, which also meant that a new generation of curators were allowed to step up to the plate much earlier.

Markus Müller, the chair, patted everyone on the back and gave his spiel on the center and the periphery. So, Poland is the periphery? And Bordeaux? Whatever. Just admit that you will be presenting the work of three youngish curators that are dealing with an institution after being independent curators. And make sure that all the technical equpiment works and please time your speakers.

Curate or die seems to fall into the old-fashioned catalog of "the death of....." The death of curating seems impending, but it's just a call for discussion. Why the drama? Listen to some more Mary J Blige! Please!!!

"So tired, tired of all this drama"


Myra said...

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

You are so awesome! I don't think I've truly read anything like this before.

So nice to discover someone with original thoughts on
this subject matter. Really.. many thanks for starting this
up. This website is something that is needed on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

My blog post: Wholesale NFL Jerseys

Anonymous said...

What's up to every one, the contents existing at this web site are truly awesome for people knowledge, well, keep up the good work fellows.

my site; Wholesale Jerseys

Anonymous said...

Greetings from California! I'm bored to death at work so I decided to check out your site on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the knowledge you present here and can't wait to
take a look when I get home. I'm amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I'm not even
using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, fantastic site!

Also visit my web page - www.tedxyse.com

Anonymous said...

Hey very nice blog!

my web blog: Cheap Louis Vuitton Handbags

Anonymous said...

I'll right away grasp your rss feed as I can not find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly allow me recognise in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

Here is my website: Michael Kors

Anonymous said...

Hello there! This post could not be written any better!
Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate!
He always kept talking about this. I will forward this page to him.
Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

my weblog :: Cheap Louis Vuitton Bags

Anonymous said...

Good way of telling, and pleasant paragraph to take facts concerning my presentation
focus, which i am going to deliver in school.

Take a look at my homepage; Nike Air Jordan

Anonymous said...

Appreciate this post. Will try it out.

my webpage Louis Vuitton Purses

Anonymous said...

I was curious if you ever thought of changing the layout of your website?
Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.

Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 pictures.
Maybe you could space it out better?

My page Air Max

Anonymous said...

May I simply say what a relief to discover a person that actually
knows what they're talking about on the net. You actually know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people ought to read this and understand this side of your story. I can't believe you're not more popular given that you most certainly have the gift.

Here is my weblog: Sac a main Guess

Anonymous said...

Does your blog have a contact page? I'm having problems locating it but, I'd like to send you an e-mail.
I've got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

Also visit my page - Louis Vuitton Bags

Anonymous said...

I will right away snatch your rss feed as I can not find your email
subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you've any? Kindly let me know in order that I may subscribe. Thanks.

Have a look at my web site - wsmisports.com

Anonymous said...

Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and
wanted to say that I've truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I'll be subscribing to
your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

Look into my homepage Mulberry Bags

Anonymous said...

What's Going down i'm new to this, I stumbled upon this
I have found It absolutely useful and it has aided me out loads.
I hope to contribute & help other users like its aided me.

Great job.

Look into my webpage :: more

Anonymous said...

Every weekend i used to go to see this website, for the reason that i want enjoyment, as this this site conations in fact good funny data too.

Also visit my web site :: Cheap NFL Jerseys

Anonymous said...

I think this is one of the most significant info
for me. And i'm glad reading your article. But want to remark on few general things, The web site style is wonderful, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers

Also visit my web page: Sac A Main Louis Vuitton

Anonymous said...

I am really thankful to the holder of this
website who has shared this wonderful paragraph at at this time.

Feel free to surf to my blog Evgeni Malkin Authentic Jersey

Anonymous said...

When I originally commented I clicked the "Notify me when new comments are added" checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several emails
with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service?

Look at my web page :: Louis Vuitton Handbags

Anonymous said...

Woah! I'm really digging the template/theme of this site. It's simple,
yet effective. A lot of times it's difficult to get that "perfect balance" between user friendliness and visual appearance. I must say that you've
done a awesome job with this. In addition, the blog loads extremely quick for me on Safari.
Excellent Blog!

my blog post :: Get the Facts

Anonymous said...

Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google,
and found that it is really informative. I'm gonna watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

My page; click for source

Anonymous said...

hello there and thank you for your info – I've certainly picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical issues using this site, since I experienced to reload the web site a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I'm complaining, but slow loading instances times will
sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage your
quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords.
Anyway I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out for a lot more
of your respective intriguing content. Ensure that you update this again very soon.

Feel free to visit my weblog ... webmastercoffee.com

Anonymous said...

These are genuinely enormous ideas in about blogging. You have touched some nice points here.
Any way keep up wrinting.

Feel free to visit my webpage ... next page

Anonymous said...

You're so cool! I don't suppose I've truly read through something like that before. So great to find someone with original thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

Also visit my web site: Nike Black Blazers

Anonymous said...

Hi to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this website, and your views are
nice in favor of new visitors.

Also visit my website :: Soldes Air Jordan

Anonymous said...

Thank you for every other informative website.
Where else could I am getting that kind of info written in such a perfect method?
I have a project that I'm just now working on, and I have been on the glance out for such information.

Feel free to surf to my homepage; Chaussure De Foot Pas Cher

Anonymous said...

Excellent site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any discussion boards that cover
the same topics discussed here? I'd really like to be a part of community where I can get feedback from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Bless you!

Look into my web page - home Page

Anonymous said...

vapor cigarette, e cigarette reviews, electronic cigarette reviews, e cigarette forum, electronic cigarettes, ecigarette