'Within contemporary art, the curator’s mediating function has developed into “the curatorial” itself. The curatorial is akin to methodologies used by artists that focus on post-production approaches—that is, principles of montage, with disparate images, objects, as well as other material and immaterial phenomena that are brought together within a particular time and space-related framework. Because the curatorial has clear performative sides, ones that seek to challenge the status quo, it also includes elements of choreography, orchestration, and administrative logistics—like all practices working with defining, preserving, and mediating cultural heritage in a wider sense. Is curating therefore essentially an act of translation? If so, with what purpose, and can it be performed elsewhere?

'Performing the Curatorial brings together a diverse group of curators, artists, art historians, educators, and thinkers, all of whom reflect on the curatorial motives, tendencies and tactics, pitfalls, and exegeses in translating, and thus performing, cultural heritage. Edited and introduced by Maria Lind and with a preface by Johan Öberg, Performing the Curatorial includes contributions by Doug Ashford, Beatrice von Bismarck, Boris Buden, Clémentine Deliss, Helmut Draxler, Eungie Joo, and Marion von Osten.' (Back Cover)

Includes author biographies.
Access level

Onsite

editor

Maria LIND

Location code REF.LIM5
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2012

No of pages

162

ISBN / ISSN

9781934105894

No of copies

2

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Performing Heritage at the University: Some Remarks on Maria Lind's Program

- Johan OBERG

Performing the Curatorial: An Introduction

- Maria LIND

Towards the Heterosphere: Curator as Translator

- Boris BUDEN

Group Material: Abstraction as the Onset of the Real

- Doug ASHFORD

Performing the Curatorial in a Post-Ethnographic Museum

- Clementine DELISS

Maria Lind and Eungie Joo in Conversation - October 10, 2011
The Drifting of Volition: A Theory of Mediation

- Helmut DRAXLER

Movements that Matter: 'Project Migration'

- Marion VON OSTEN

Showing Showing: Louise Lawler and the Art of Curatorial Hospitality

- Beatrice VON BISMARCK

Seminar and Symposium Program
Self-Presentations
Performing the Curatorial: Within and Beyond Art
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Performing the Curatorial: Within and Beyond Art