The subject of Curatorial Practice and the role of the curator is being much debated in the art world today.

Gilbert Vicario, Curator
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 

   



   
Curatorial Dialogues
FotoFest 2010 Biennial
   

Tuesday, March 14 - 31, 2010, 5:30pm
The Doubletree Hotel Downtown  Houston, Texas

Free of Charge


Understanding the role of the art curator is an important part of FotoFest's programming for the FotoFest 2010 Biennial.

FotoFest has invited five leading contemporary curators from museums and online sites to curate its principal 2010 Biennial Exhibitions on Contemporary U.S. Photography. They are part of a new generation of curators redefining the role of museums and art spaces in terms of their relationship to audiences, the public and other social institutions. These curators are doing a series of free individual dialogues about their role as interlocutors between art makers and the public, how they see the future of art in institutions, what influences their curatorial choices and to whom they are talking, how they and their institutions are using online platforms.

  Sunday, March 14, 2010
with Aaron Schuman, Founder and Online Curator, SeeSaw Magazine
   
  Friday, March 19, 2010
with Edward Robinson, Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art 
   
 

Friday, March 26, 2010
with Natasha Egan, Curator, Museum Of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago

   
  Wednesday, March 31, 2010
with Gilbert Vicario, Contemporary Art Curator, Latin American and Latino Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


For more information call or e-mail:
Jennifer Ward
FotoFest Exhibitions Coordinator
713.223.5522 x 18
exhibits@fotofest.org

 

 
 
SYMPOSIA -From Museums to the Internet
Curating in the Contemporary Art World

FotoFest 2010 Biennial
   

March-April 2010
Houston, Texas
Time and Location to be confirmed

Free of Charge


Two symposia look at curatorial practices today: What is the function of a curator? How do museum curators determine whom and what they exhibit? How important is the curator’s role in terms of what art the public sees?  How is the role of a contemporary curator changing?  If there is a curatorial hegemony, how can artists break through it?  Are curators becoming celebrities in their own right, pre-empting the primacy of artists?  How does curatorial practice vary between different kinds of arts organizations?  Do contemporary curatorial practices vary from culture to culture?

Panelists for the symposia are nationally known museum and online curators, collectors and commercial gallery owners.
 
The symposia are accompanied by curatorial tours of two Contemporary U.S. Photography exhibitions commissioned by FotoFest for the FotoFest 2010 Biennial.

 

For more information call or e-mail:
Jennifer Ward
FotoFest Exhibitions Coordinator
713.223.5522 x 18
exhibits@fotofest.org

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