about and around curating
This issue of SAJ is addressing the question of curating practices and the process of curating, regarding the exhibition as a medium which is the most suitable to introduce political, social and cultural changes. It is in this context that former critics become curators involved in multiple activities of mediating, producing, interfacing and criticizing.
Whose voice is heard when a curator works through an established genre of exhibition? … How can the voice of an exhibition honestly reflect the evolving understandings of current scholarship and the multiple voices within any discipline? … Can an exhibition contain more than one voice, or can a voice exhibit more than one message?
[Stephen D. Levine, “Museum Practices” in Exhibiting Cultures. Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington, DC/ London), 1991, p 155.]
EXHIBITIONARY COMPLEX: ARCHITECTURE AS AN EXHIBIT
ABOUT AND AROUND CURATING: 7X3