Collections Policy Survey

joan jonas

“The Collections Policy Survey” is a public document that will be sent out to all modern and contemporary art museums approved by the American Association of Museums (AAM); the document asks museums about their policies toward collecting new media. Currently, many modern and contemporary art museums refuse to collect new media, as recorded in written collection … Continue reading

Death of the Curator: Part One

Hairdresser

“Death of the Curator” is a series of posts devoted to curatorial problems.

Part One: If Curating is Like Cutting Hair, Then I Don’t Want Any Part of it

William Eggleston Needs Money

Eggleston

William Eggleston has decided to make his tiny photographs big, but only for an auction at Christie’s, to be held on March 12th. Ethics aside, this makes clear a sorry fact, that artworks are still valued in accordance to size. It’s a throwback to the days when connoisseurship was still something all budding art world types needed to learn. It has nothing to with quality or that lodestone of economics – scarcity.

It’s Not Too Late! Looking Back at 2011

Phone Arts, Michael Manning

Here’s a back rub to 2011’s best, aka some of my favorite links of 2011, as compiled from my massive Twitter feed.

Museum Curators Aren’t Your Type of Curators

Curating in Progress

Get ready for a long post after the jump about how museum curators aren’t like independent curators.

Here is a Fantasy Year in Review

replaced mona lisa

2011 wasn’t too bad.

Helen Frankenthaler, 1928 – 2011, in Painters Painting

Frankenthaler Still Painters Painting

When I die, I hope my obits never mention that time I met a celebrity on the dance floor.

The Atlantic Gets Video Art Wrong

Nam June Paik

It’s time for a video art handbook.

What’s So Great About Collage? Daniel Gordon at WALLSPACE

Daniel Gordon

Collage is an old thing that was a new thing and is now an old thing again. Daniel Gordon’s collages are old, new, and just damn good.

Curatorial Proposal for the Splinternet

Second Life Art Gallery

“The Internet” doesn’t exist and there should be an exhibition that proves it. Writing proposals is what’s called “chicken before the egg” curating. I want this to be my next big project, even if I don’t have a space yet.

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