The Artist as Curator

Edited by Celina Jeffery

The Artist as Curator

Edited by Celina Jeffery

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

206 pages | 32 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9781783203376 Published May 2016
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 democratized. 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.
Contents
Acknowledgements

Foreword

Introduction
Celina Jeffery

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

2. Re-Mastering MoMA: Kirk Varnedoe's 'Artist's Choice' Series
Lewis Kachur

3. 'Both Object and Subject': MoMA's Burton on Brancusi
Cher Krause Knight

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

5. Erasure: Curator as Artist
Bruce Checefsky

6. Say My Name
Brenda L. Croft

7. Performing the Curator, Curating the Performer: Abramovic's Seven Easy Pieces
Gregory Minissale


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

9. Artists Curating the Expedition
Celine Jeffery

Contributors

Index
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