Are younger curators today losing an appreciation for the concept of “curatorial authority”? What else are we losing as a result? Or, equally important, what are we gaining?
On Thursday, January 27, a cross-section of Philadelphia's curatorial community gathered at the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to hear eight local colleagues speak about their work. The presenters were participants in the Philadelphia Curatorial Intensive.
For those of us in the audience, the panel raised a number of interesting issues. One that came up time and time again, albeit obliquely, is the notion of "curatorial authority." Several of the curators expressed their discomfort with . . .
Image: Former Documenta Curators Okwui Enwezor and Catherine David at a 2009 conference at the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy.
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