The Artist as Curator (Book)

In recent years, the museum and gallery have increasingly become self-reflexive spaces, in which the relationship between art, its display, its creators and its audience is subverted and democratised. One effect of this has been a growing place for artists as curators, and in The Artist as Curator Celina Jeffery brings together a group of scholars and artists to explore the many ways that artists have introduced new curatorial ways of thinking and talking about artistic culture.

Category: Visual Arts

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In recent years, the museum and gallery have increasingly become self-reflexive spaces, in which the relationship between art, its display, its creators and its audience is subverted and democratised. One effect of this has been a growing place for artists as curators, and in The Artist as Curator Celina Jeffery brings together a group of scholars and artists to explore the many ways that artists have introduced new curatorial ways of thinking and talking about artistic culture. Taking a deliberately multidisciplinary and cross-cultural focus, The Artist as Curator will fill a gap in museum and curatorial studies, offering a thorough and diverse treatment of various approaches to the historical and changing role of the artist as curator that should appeal to scholars, curators and artists alike.

Introduction - Celina Jeffery

Chapter 1: Paolozzi's Lost Magic Kingdoms: The Metamorphosis of Ordinary Things - Nicola Levell

Chapter 2: Re-Mastering MoMA: Kirk Varnedoe's ‘Artist’s Choice’ Series - Lewis Kachur

Chapter 3: ‘Both Object and Subject’: MoMA’s Burton on Brancusi - Cher Krause Knight

Chapter 4: Curating Between Worlds: How Digital Collaborations Become Curative Projects - Dew Harrison

Chapter 5: Erasure: Curator as Artist - Bruce Checefsky

Chapter 6: Say My Name - Brenda L. Croft

Chapter 7: Performing the Curator, Curating the Performer: Abramović’s Seven Easy Pieces - Gregory Minissale

Chapter 8: Curating the City: Collectioneering and the Affects of Display - Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher

Chapter 9: Artists Curating the Expedition - Celina Jeffery

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