Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and Its Discontents
Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and Its Discontents presents compelling new writing that explores the education and formation of curators. Edited by Kitty Scott and including essays by Barbara Fischer, Teresa Gleadowe, Francesco Manacorda, Cuauhtémoc Medina, and Lourdes Morales, this book offers an overview of recent thinking on curatorial pedagogy, designed to elucidate, define and build on current debates surrounding this subject.
The questions posed here are timely and provocative. The five essays, complemented by a collective discussion, provide a set of cogent inquiries and analyses for all those, from students to practitioners, who concern themselves today with the presentation and theorization of contemporary art. At its heart lies the single question, “Where does the curatorial profession reside?”
Raising Frankenstein is developed from the conference Trade Secrets: Education/Collection/History, organized by the Banff International Curatorial Institute in collaboration with Teresa Gleadowe, and held at The Banff Centre, November 12-14, 2008.
Making A Noise! Aboriginal Perspectives on Art, Art History, Critical Writing and Community
Making A Noise! Aboriginal Perspectives on Art, Art History, Critical Writing and Community is a collection of essays by leading Canadian and international curators and artists. This impressive selection of writings rethinks the role of Aboriginal art and curatorial practice in contemporary culture bringing into question the conventions in which Aboriginal art is framed. The book puts forth ideas on the exhibition and display of Aboriginal art, its discourse, and audience, while also addressing issues of repatriation, the role of the curator, the institution, and the community. Artists and contributors: Kathleen Ash-Milby, Marie Bouchard, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Nika Collison, Vincent Collison, Brenda L. Croft, Guy Sioui Durand, Richard Hill, Candice Hopkins, Jim Logan, Lee-Ann Martin, Catherine Mattes, Megan Tamati-Quennell, and Jim Vivieaere.
Obsession, Compulsion, Collection: On Objects, Display, Culture and Interpretation
Art museums and public galleries amass collections in order to preserve, document, research, and exhibit collective histories as a culture. Obsession, Compulsion, Collection is a compilation of essays by leading Canadian and international curators and artists who explore collecting as a cultural act. Examining the meaning of art objects in a broader context, the book seeks to uncover the human impulse to collect and the social context, rhetoric, politics, and science associated with cultural collections.
The Edge of Everything: Reflections on Curatorial Practice
Few public venues exist for the contemplation of curatorial research and development in Canada, and there are even fewer forums for reflection by Canadian curators within an international context. The Edge of Everything is the result of a book project designed by Catherine Thomas to provide such a space for curators. It is a surprising collection of political, personal, quirky, and humorous commentary by Canadian and international curators on their individual practices.
Beyond the Box: Diverging Curatorial Practices
Beyond the Box: Diverging Curatorial Practices is a collection of essays by leading Canadian and international curators and artists that explores regions of art outside the gallery or museum. Delving into four main topics – Publications, Biennials, Art Museums Today, and New Media – the book documents contemporary curatorial work beyond the boundaries of traditional curatorial practice.
Naming a Practice: Curatorial Strategies for the Future
This publication features the proceedings of the 1994 seminar Naming a Practice: Curatorial Strategies for the Future that originated as an independent project within the Canadian curatorial community. This publication documents the seminar, following the format of the event itself and features transcripts of the formal presentations, portions of the general discussion, as well as brief commentaries by each of the seminar organizers.