Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum on Contemporary Art

Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum on Contemporary Art
Library Shelf Location 13a.KUON
Publication Date 2001
Description A modern update of medieval trade manuals—the 'come-along-with-me' (vade mecum) of medieval craftsmen—Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum is an invaluable guidebook for anyone interested in contemporary art and the practice of curating. In short and concise essays, this compendium presents advice to a new generation of curators from established masters of contemporary art exhibitions who, over the past twenty-five years, have played a crucial role in shaping what we see today, and how we see it. While providing an intimate look at the minds of these master curators, Words of Wisdom also establishes the curator's craft as an important vocation that has changed tremendously over the past quarter-century. In the course of their musings, the curators offer behind-the-scenes insights into influential exhibitions and institutions and the contemporary art world they represent. Among the contributors are Jean-Christophe Amman, director of the Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt, Germany; Donna de Salvo, curator of the Tate Gallery, London; Richard Flood, chief curator at the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; independent curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist; and Marcia Tucker, founding director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
ISBN 0916365603
Quantity 1
Pages 176
Editor Carin Kuoni
Authors Gerardo Mosquera, Jean-Christophe Ammann, Rene Block, Jean-Hubert Martin, Thelma Golden, Dan Cameron, Richard Flood, Yuko Hasegawa, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Carlos Basualdo, Lynne Cooke, Francesco Bonami, Donna De Salvo, Bice Curiger
Format Paperback
Publisher Independant Curators Inc.
Category Museum/Gallery Studies
Keyword Curating
Language English

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