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Curationism : how curating took over the art world and everything else

Author: David Balzer
Publisher: London, [England] : Pluto Press, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Now that we 'curate' even lunch, what happens to the role of the connoisseur in contemporary culture? 'Curate' is now a buzzword applied to everything from music festivals to artisanal cheese. Inside the art world, the curator reigns supreme, acting as the face of high-profile group shows and biennials in a way that can eclipse and assimilate the contributions of individual artists. At the same time, curatorial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Balzer
ISBN: 9780745335971 0745335977
OCLC Number: 908680265
Notes: Originally published in North America by Coach House Books in 2014.
Description: vii, 131 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: IntroductionPrologue: Who is HUO?Part 1: ValuePart 2: WorkAcknowledgements
Responsibility: David Balzer.

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