BOOK HUGGERS 2012 SELECTION
"The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Cultures" by Paul O'Neill/2012
Excerpt from Paul O'Neill 2012 book "The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Cultures"
"The Emergence of a Dialogical Understanding of Exhibition Making"
"Contemporary curatorial practice has become a key component within art discourse which, since the 1990s, has made the formulation of the creative and semi-autonomous curatorial position possible. For those unwilling to accept the provision made for the figure of the curator with the reconfigured cultural field of production, critical response has been maintained at the level of an oversimplified antagonism, in which the practices of artist and curator are kept separate from one another. For those-artists or curators- who have accepted curating as another medium of artistic production, the creative curatorial position has been achieved through the multifarious group exhibition models that have been used as a means of contesting the critical and aesthetic autonomy of art and the mediation of artistic value/Paul O'Neill/"The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s)"/2012 The MIT Press