A fine red line. A Curatorial Miscellany

A Fine Red Line – A Curatorial Miscellany is a publication that has been edited and published by six curators graduating from the MFA Curating programme at Goldsmiths College, University of London. The publication explores current trends and tendencies within art and exhibition making and is structured around nine questions, to which both contemporary artists and emerging curators have been invited to respond with both visual and written contributions. Issues tackled within the publication include the developing role of the curator, the objectification of the ‘community’ and the intentions of community-based projects, the relationship between new media and democracy, the common use of the term ‘fiction’ in art making, the current status of performance, the difficulties of accommodating multiple codes of ethics in the artworld and the renewed mystification within contemporary art practices and display. The title reflects both the editorial concept and content and the diverse positions and practices of ‘the curator’, focusing on the fine line between both practical and theoretical concerns, the artist and the audience. This fine line is also red; ‘curating’, as the word processors tell us, is a spelling mistake, an occupation not yet universally recognised. Accordingly, this ‘miscellany’ is not intended as a curatorial guide, but rather, a platform for diverse opinions on contemporary art. A Fine Red Line contributors include: Louisa Adam, Rosa Barba & David Maljkovic, Stephanie Bertrand, Carol Bove, AA Bronson, Steve Claydon, Mary Cork, Mario Garcia Torres, Haizea Barcenilla, Rahila Haque, Emily Jacir, Marlena Kudlicka and Tarek Zaki, Christine Kunze Takegny, Guillaume Paris, Alexandre Singh, Caterina Riva, Cally Spooner, John Stezaker, Stephanie Sykes, Raymond Taudin Chabot, Jeffrey Vallance.

Text: Arvanitis Yannis, Tedone Gaia et al. pp. 80; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: IM press, London, 2008.

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A Fine Red Line – A Curatorial Miscellany is a publication that has been edited and published by six curators graduating from the MFA Curating programme at Goldsmiths College, University of London. The publication explores current trends and tendencies within art and exhibition making and is structured around nine questions, to which both contemporary artists and emerging curators have been invited to respond with both visual and written contributions. Issues tackled within the publication include the developing role of the curator, the objectification of the ‘community’ and the intentions of community-based projects, the relationship between new media and democracy, the common use of the term ‘fiction’ in art making, the current status of performance, the difficulties of accommodating multiple codes of ethics in the artworld and the renewed mystification within contemporary art practices and display. The title reflects both the editorial concept and content and the diverse positions and practices of ‘the curator’, focusing on the fine line between both practical and theoretical concerns, the artist and the audience. This fine line is also red; ‘curating’, as the word processors tell us, is a spelling mistake, an occupation not yet universally recognised. Accordingly, this ‘miscellany’ is not intended as a curatorial guide, but rather, a platform for diverse opinions on contemporary art. A Fine Red Line contributors include: Louisa Adam, Rosa Barba & David Maljkovic, Stephanie Bertrand, Carol Bove, AA Bronson, Steve Claydon, Mary Cork, Mario Garcia Torres, Haizea Barcenilla, Rahila Haque, Emily Jacir, Marlena Kudlicka and Tarek Zaki, Christine Kunze Takegny, Guillaume Paris, Alexandre Singh, Caterina Riva, Cally Spooner, John Stezaker, Stephanie Sykes, Raymond Taudin Chabot, Jeffrey Vallance.

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