The practice of curating is flourishing. A rising number of exhibiting institutions and events are inviting curators to mount shows in their venues. Ever since Harald Szeemann was credited with inventing the genre in 1972, the role of independent curator has indeed undergone enormous changes, along with the issues related to the task. Not only are curators are quite visible when their exhibitions are presented but they are also the subject of increasing theoretical investigation, which testifies to the practice’s in-depth transformations. This themed section explores current curating conditions, in particular how the limits of artistic artmaking and exhibition as gestures are being redefined.
Portfolio: guest curator Marie-Eve Beaupré.
Dark Museum by Victor Tupitsyn, essay on Unruled Audiences, Institutions and Pirate Media Ecologies in Brazil and The Last Newspaper at New Museum, New York.
Artists and curators:
David Altmejd, Dominique Blain, Rob Bowman, Shary Boyle, Daniel Buren, Jacynthe Carrier, Cine Falcatrua, Tim Clark, Mathieu Copeland, Martin Creed, Guillaume Desange, Paul-André Fortier, Robert Gober, Rodney Graham & Tacita Dean, Susan Hiller, Jens Hoffmann, Pontus Hultén, Luis Jacob, Evelyne Jouanno, Irene Kopelman, Frédéric Lavoie, M/M (Paris), Kelly Mark, Boris Mikhailov, Mobile Home, Andrei Monastyrsky, Kent Monkman, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Ahmet Ögut, L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres, William Pope.L, Julien Prévieux, Mélanie Rainville, Andrew Renton, Jean-Jacques Ringuette, Anri Sala, Tino Seghal, Michael Snow, Harald Szeemann, Théâtre les Porteuses d’Aromates, Wolfgang Tillmans, Anton Vidokle, Mark Wallinger, Martha Wilson, Erwin Wurm.