The New Curator

By Natasha Hoare, Coline Milliard, Rafal Niemojewski, Ben Borthwick and Jonathan Watkins

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  • Paperback
  • 200 color illustrations
  • 240 pages
  • 11⅛ x 8⅝ mm
  • ISBN 9781780677477
  • Published April 2016

How many times have you heard the term “curate” in the past few years? But what exactly does it mean? Curating has been a key concept both in and outside the art world in the past few years, with the remit of what a curator does having changed and expanded with each new exhibition or biennale. With an emphasis on the "now" and the most recent exhibitions, this book examines the variety and richness of curating practices today, from public commissions such as Art Angel to experimental projects such as the Ghetto Biennale in Haiti, or the Rhizome digital archive.

Each highly illustrated case study is structured around an interview with the curator responsible for the show. The text both tells the story of the show’s making and fills in background information about the curator’s work.

About the Author

Natasha Hoare is Curator at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art. She holds an MA in Curating from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London; and a BA in English Literature from Edinburgh University. Prior to joining Witte de With she worked as Assistant Curator for the Visual Arts Section of the Marrakech Biennale 5 (2014) and for On Geometry and Speculation, a parallel project for the Marrakech Biennale 4 (2012). She has previously worked as Studio Manager for artist Mark Wallinger and Special Projects Manager for artist Shezad Dawood. Natasha regularly contributes to Ibraaz, ExtraExtra, Elephant Magazine, The Gourmand, and Saatchi publications.

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Introduction, Coline Miliard

The Aspirational Narrative of the The New Curator, Rafal Niemojewski

BEYOND THE WHITE CUBE

Artangel

Fram Kitagawa

Adam Sutherland

Juliana Engberg

Katrina Brown

Clark House Inititative

RETHINKING THE BIENNALE MODEL

Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy

Chus Martinez

Leah Gordon

Raimundas Malasauskas

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin

Solange Farkas

Pablo León de la Barra

TOWARDS A RADICAL INSTITUTION

Anthony Huberman

Khaled Hourani and Charles Esche

Maria Lind

Mami Kataoka

Koyo Kouoh

TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES

Claire Tancons

Pierre Bal-Blanc and Vanessa Desclaux

Ragnar Kjartansson

Clémentine Deliss

Joanna Warsza

Chang Tsong-Zung

Lisa Panting

Michael Connor