Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else by David Balzer (Paperback / softback, 2014)
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- DescriptionNow that we curate even lunch, what happens to the role of the conisseur in contemporary culture? Curate is w 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. Curatorial-studies programs continue to grow, and the business world is adopting curation as a means of adding value to content. Everyone, it seems, is a curator. But what is a curator, exactly? And what does the explosive popularity of curating say about our culture s relationship with taste, labour and the avant-garde? In this vibrant, revelatory and original study, David Balzer travels through art history and around the globe to explore the cult of curation, from superstar curator Hans Ulrich Obrist s war with sleep to Subway s sandwich artists. Recalling such landmark works of cultural criticism as Tom Wolfe s The Painted Word and John Berger s Ways of Seeing, Curationism will change the way you look at art and maybe even the way you see yourself. This is an unusual art book. It is a book you should read and one that you can. Balzer traces the history and current hegemony of curationism, a practice of jumped-up interior decorators who double as priests explaining the gospel to the unlettered masses. A good read, if you don t mind reading things that you don t want to kw. Dave Hickey David Balzer has contributed to publications including the Believer, Modern Painters, Artforum.com, and The Globe and Mail, and is the author of Contrivances, a short-fiction collection. He is currently Associate Editor at Canadian Art magazine. Balzer was born in Winnipeg and currently resides in Toronto, where he makes a living as a critic, editor and teacher.
- Author BiographyDavid Balzer is a Toronto-based writer, editor, and teacher. He has contributed to The Believer, Modern Painters, Artforum.com, The Globe and Mail and others, and is the author of Contrivances, a short-fiction collection. He is currently Associate Editor at Canadian Art magazine.
- Author(s)David Balzer
- PublisherCoach House Books
- Date of Publication25/09/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Series TitleExploded Views
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintCoach House Books
- Weight159 g
- Width122 mm
- Height190 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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