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Interview with Nat Muller
Interview with Nat Muller

“I am extremely weary of the instrumentalization of the arts for social or political change, as it usually produces mediocre art.”
Dutch Nat Muller is a curator based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. With a background in literature, she ended up, via a detour, specializing in contemporary art and media in the Middle East. Some [...]

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Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia
Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia

Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia. Edited by Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya and Michael Lee. Hong Kong: Para/Site Art Space with Studio Bibliothèque and seed | projects, 2010. 187 pages. ISBN 9789889896393
By Irina Leyva-Pérez
This book opens the forum with a simple yet intriguing question: Is it different to curate an exhibition in [...]

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There is a light that never goes out. An Interview with Julio Le Parc
There is a light that never goes out. An Interview with Julio Le Parc

Julio Le Parc is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century, a once young creator who migrated to Paris to become a leading voice among artist-activists and a pioneer in the use of light and color in his works. A relentless researcher into the field of art-as-experience who famously [...]

Alfredo Jaar: A Model of Thinking
Alfredo Jaar: A Model of Thinking

By Scott Thorp
Alfredo Jaar’s view on politics is pointed. “We’re working with the awareness that politics has failed us, that politicians have failed us, that regrettably they’ve transformed politics into junk, that they’ve corrupted it, that they have insulted it [1].” This he revealed in a 2012 conversation with the conceptual artist and [...]

In the Shadows of Global Consumerism. A Conversation with Ni Haifeng
In the Shadows of Global Consumerism. A Conversation with Ni Haifeng

Part of the mid-1980s New Wave movement in China, which includes the likes of Xu Bing and Wenda Gu, Ni Haifeng is one of the most daring and explicit of that generation to deal with the history of China’s embrace of capitalism. After immigrating to the Netherlands in the mid-1990s, his work shifted [...]

Art vs. Real Estate. Gentrification and Urban Artistic Scenes
Art vs. Real Estate. Gentrification and Urban Artistic Scenes

By James Lough
To avoid hearing about gentrification in U.S. cities over the last five years, you would have to live in a bomb shelter. In February, film director Spike Lee’s swear-word-studded rant against gentrification in Brooklyn went viral. Lee is only one in a series of well-known artists who have [...]

Amedeo Modigliani: When Things Come Full Circle
Amedeo Modigliani: When Things Come Full Circle

By Michele Robecchi
Like that of many of his peers who rose to global fame after meeting a premature demise, Amedeo Modigliani’s work has been over the years the subject of furious litigations, dubious authentications and endless debates about who has the authority to legitimately run (i.e. control) such hefty heritage. The dispute raged [...]

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I Like the Direct Experience of Documentation: A Conversation with Artie Vierkant and Parker Ito
I Like the Direct Experience of Documentation: A Conversation with Artie Vierkant and Parker Ito

“With more and more media readily available through this unruly archive, the task becomes one of packaging, producing, reframing, and distributing; a mode of production analogous not to the creation of material goods, but to the production of social contexts, using existing material. What a time you chose to be born!”—Seth Price wrote [...]

Between Past and Present: Ivan Grubanov and Vangelis Vlahos discuss their project, 'Current Pasts,' with Daphne Vitali
Between Past and Present: Ivan Grubanov and Vangelis Vlahos discuss their project, ‘Current Pasts,’ with Daphne Vitali

Current Pasts is a collaborative project that brings together Greek artist Vangelis Vlahos and Serbian artist Ivan Grubanov. In their visual research, both focus on an exploration of history and the role of memory, recording latter-day sociopolitical and historical developments and attempting to offer relevant interpretations. They often probe their native countries’ recent [...]

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ERIC CROSBY
ERIC CROSBY

Eric Crosby is Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where he has been on staff since 2009. He recently co-curated “Painter Painter” and “The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg,” which toured to the New Museum in New York and Yerba Buena Center for the [...]

RENE MORALES
RENE MORALES

René Morales is Curator at Miami Art Museum, soon to be redubbed Pérez Art Museum Miami. Previously, he worked at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. He is working concurrently on three original exhibitions for the opening of the new Herzog and de Meuron-designed PAMM building: a large-scale, site-specific sculpture by Monika [...]

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