Death of the Curator: Part One

“Death of the Curator” is a series of posts devoted to curatorial problems.

Part One: If Curating is Like Cutting Hair, Then I Don’t Want Any Part of it


Museum Curators Aren’t Your Type of Curators

Get ready for a long post after the jump about how museum curators aren’t like independent curators.

How do you write a catalogue essay for a show that hasn’t yet opened?

First published in Frieze Issue 126, October 2009 by Jennifer Allen An oddly persistent step in the ritual of making exhibitions is the publication of an accompanying catalogue. Much like a débutante, a catalogue requires endless hours of preparation, although catalogues often end up forgotten on the shelves. Some querulously insist that no one reads … Continue reading