The Artist as Curator (Book)

Recently, the museum and gallery have become self-reflexive spaces, in which the relationship between art, its display, its creators and its audience is subverted and democratised. Celina Jeffery brings together scholars and artists to explore the 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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