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Selection of books for curators

As we aim to keep enriching the Call for Curators website, we have now added a section with a list of books which we deem should be of interest for ...

The Shadowfiles

The Shadowfiles 3 Curatorial Education

This third edition in the series is a result of the Curatorial Programme at De Appel in Amsterdam, which contributes significantly to the Netherlands as a ...

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Beyond the Box: Diverging Curatorial Practices

Published in association with the Banff International Curatorial Institute and the Walter Phillps Gallery. The white cube — it’s a vision of the ...

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Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and its Discontents

The postwar ascent of the curator as both cultural broker and creative participant in the work of art has seen the discipline acquire a brief but rich ...

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Exhibition Design

Exhibition Design offers a thorough grounding in the principles of designing for exhibitions. It describesthe skills needed to become an exhibition ...

The Manual of Museum Exhibitions

The Manual of Museum Exhibitions

The Manual of Museum Exhibitions is a practical, hands-on, comprehensive guide to the entire process of planning, designing, producing, and ...

Reinventing the Museum

Reinventing the Museum: The Evolving Conversation on the Paradigm Shift

Reinventing the Museum: The Evolving Conversation on the Paradigm Shift offers 44 seminal articles representing the changing perspectives about the role ...

exhibiting cultures

Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display

Debating the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, ...

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating* But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything you ever wanted to know about Hans Ulrich Obrist but were afraid to ask has now been asked, revealing the truth from the beginning of his ...

Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media

Rethinking Curating: Art after New Media

As curator Steve Dietz has observed, new media art is like contemporary art--but different. New media art involves interactivity, networks, and ...

relationalaesthetics

Relational Aesthetics

Where does our current obsession for interactivity stem from? After the consumer society and the communication era, does art still contribute to the ...

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Cautionary Tales: Critical Curating

Ten international art related professionals consider the increased influence of independent curators and cultural producers and how the role of the ...

Art and Artifact: The Museum as Medium

Art and Artifact: The Museum as Medium

This book examines one of the most important and intriguing themes in art today: the often obsessive relationship between artist and museum. From ...

On The Museum's Ruins

On The Museum’s Ruins

On the Museum's Ruins presents Douglas Crimp's criticism of contemporary art, its institutions, and its politics alongside photographic works by the ...

New Media in the White Cube and Beyond

New Media in the White Cube and Beyond

This provocative, cutting-edge anthology addresses the challenges of curating, presenting, and preserving new-media art--artworks that use digital ...

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On Curating: Interviews with Ten International Curators

On Curating, Carolee Thea's second volume of interviews with ten of today's leading curators, explores the intellectual convictions and personal visions ...

Curating and the Educational Turn

Curating and the Educational Turn

In recent years there has been increased debate on the incorporation of pedagogy into curatorial practice-on what has been termed "the educational turn" ...

What Makes a Great Exhibition?

What Makes a Great Exhibition?

For better or worse, museums are changing from forbidding bastions of rare art into audience-friendly institutions that often specialize in ...

A Brief History Of Curating New Media Art

A Brief History Of Curating New Media Art

This book of interviews tracks the work of curators in the field of new media art in order to consider the massive changes and developments over a ...

The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s)

The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s)

Once considered a mere caretaker for collections, the curator is now widely viewed as a globally connected auteur. Over the last twenty-five years, as ...

Thinking About Exhibitions

Thinking About Exhibitions

Exhibitions have become the medium through which most art becomes known and assessed. But the art exhibition is an increasingly critical and ...

Inside The White Cube

Inside The White Cube

When these essays first appeared in Artforum in 1976, their impact was immediate. They were discussed, annotated, cited, collected, and ...

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Curating Subjects

This sleek and serious anthology of new curatorial writing features contributions from leading international curators, artists and critics including Julie ...

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A Brief History of Curating

  Part of JRP|Ringer's innovative Documents series, published with Les Presses du Reel and dedicated to critical writings, this publication ...