Parallel Models of Curating

Friday, November 2, 2012 - November 3, 2012

Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

This colloquium will examine the rise of the curator and curatorial practice in contemporary art. Following the collapse of universalist models of museums, it has become clear that a curator is someone who negotiates the hegemonic positions and takes responsibility for the historicization and canonization of art by questioning normative ideas about historical experience, time, works of art, and the art environment. What do notions of universality and particularity mean in different contexts? How do curatorial practices and networks emerging from local conditions shape the larger professional field? How does it go beyond the so-called limitations posed by geography, institutions, and access? How might we view these “limitations” as a productive condition for curating and interregional collaboration? These are some of the issues and questions this colloquium will address.