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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 [...]



Cautionary Tales: Critical Curating

Cautionary Tales: Critical Curating

Cautionary Tales: Critical Curating. Edited by Steven Rand and Heather Kouris. New York: apexart, 2007. 128 pages. ISBN 9781933347103
By Shana Beth Mason
Less of a “how-to” guide on becoming, being and remaining a contemporary curator, the second edition of Cautionary Tales: Critical Curating is a lucid, plainly crafted text by such respected theorists and [...]



Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience. Edited by Beatriz da Costa and Kavita Philip. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2008. 536 pages. ISBN 9780262042499
By Jeff Edwards
We live in the Biological Century, an era in which a staggering proliferation of new developments in bioscience and biotechnology has created the pressing need for clear critical thinking [...]



Art and Activism in the Age of Globalization

Art and Activism in the Age of Globalization

Art and Activism in the Age of Globalization, Lieven de Cauter, Ruben de Roo & Karel Vanhaesebrouck (eds.) Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2011. 334 pages. ISBN 9789056627799
By Carla Acevedo-Yates
Has subversion become outdated? Has political art become conformist under the guise of criticality? With the proliferation of committed or socially engaged art practices, currently featured [...]



Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting

Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting

Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting. London: Phaidon Press, 2011, 352 pages, ISBN: 9780714861609
By Shana Beth Mason
It has been a decade since the publication of the influential book, Vitamin P. A thorough, visually tingling investigation (juried by critics, institutional professionals and artists) into the practices of the newest generation of painters; its credibility [...]



When a Painting Moves… Something Must be Rotten!

When a Painting Moves… Something Must be Rotten!

When a Painting Moves… Something Must be Rotten! Edited by Selene Wendt and Paco Barragán. Edizione Charta, Milano and The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, 2011. 76 pages. ISBN 9788881588169.
By Irina Leyva-Pérez
Artists have always crossed the boundaries and pushed the limits by proposing new approaches to art. This attitude has become an intrinsic part of [...]



Gender Check: Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe

Gender Check: Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe

Bojana Pejić (ed.), Gender Check: Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe. Cologne: Walter König, 2009. ISBN 9783902490575
By Mirjam Westen
In 1968 Polish artist Maria Pininska-Beres made “The Psycho Furniture” series, soft organic formed sculptures in pink colors, arousing an air of joyful and erotic femininity. Her compatriot Natalia LL challenged around the same [...]



Rebelle: Art & Feminism, 1969-2009

Rebelle: Art & Feminism, 1969-2009

Mirjam Westen (ed.), et al. Rebelle: Art & Feminism, 1969-2009, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (MMKA), Arnhem, 2009-2010. 352 pages. ISBN 9789072861450
By Paco Barragán
After the exhibition “Rebelle: Art & Feminism, 1969-2009″(held at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem (MMKA), The Netherlands, May 30 - August 23, 2009), this book-catalogue appeared with essays showcasing 40 [...]



Biennials – Art on a Global Scale

Biennials – Art on a Global Scale

Vogel, Sabine B. Biennials - Art on a Global Scale. Vienna-New York: Springer, 2010. 142 pages. ISBN 9783709102503
By Paco Barragán
I once wrote that the 1990s was the age of the biennials, and the first decade of the 21st century the art fair age. Have biennials disappeared? Have art fairs disappeared? To both questions, [...]



The Biennial Reader: An Anthology on Large-Scale Perennial Exhibitions of Contemporary Art

The Biennial Reader: An Anthology on Large-Scale Perennial Exhibitions of Contemporary Art

The Biennial Reader: An Anthology on Large-Scale Perennial Exhibitions of Contemporary Art. Edited by Elena Filipovic, Marieke Van Hal, and Solveig Øvstebo. Bergen: Bergen Kunsthall, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2010. 568 pages. ISBN 9783775726108
By Raisa Clavijo
This book is a result of the interest that the city of Bergen in Norway has in establishing [...]