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This blog series explores contemporary art and curatorial practices, presenting rich accounts of exhibitions and reflective engagements with theoretical frameworks. Although the series merges observation with theory, a deeper analysis and a broader engagement with contemporary art theory could enhance its critical stance.   Introduction to Curatorial Practices Smith’s (2017) Mapping the Contexts of Contemporary […]

‘Ephemeral’ refers to activities or artworks that are transient, meaning that they only exist for a brief time. These forms of artworks are often designed to leave a lasting impact on a person’s memory or transformation, rather than relying on simple physical permanence. Examples of these art forms include performance art, such as Marina Abramović’s […]

Following my engagement with this week’s literature, I have concluded that four key aspects must be implemented to promote a new vision for contemporary art. These are as follows:   Community Engagement and Learning The organisation emphasises the need to create opportunities for community engagement and learning by promoting collective reflection and evaluation. This method […]

What specific issues would guide you? The article underscores the importance for curators to confront the complexities of contemporary art with ethical insight and a readiness to challenge traditional norms. This approach aims at fostering more inclusive and impactful curatorial outcomes. The authors call for a reevaluation of curatorial responsibilities and the ability of curatorial […]

The articles “Artists Running: Fifty Years of Scottish Cultural Devolution” and “Biting the Hand That Feeds You: A Strategy of Wayward Curating” each offer insights into the nuanced dynamics between grassroots and institutional curatorial approaches in the art world. “Artists Running” explores the evolution and significance of Scottish Artist-Run Initiatives (ARIs), highlighting their pivotal role […]

The Fruitmarket Gallery exemplifies a modern and inclusive approach that reflects the contemporary relevance of venues as not simply places that showcase art but as places that actively engage the community and the general public. This attitude towards public participation, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion presents the gallery as a forward-thinking exhibition space that caters to […]

WEEK1 Reading I believe that the authors make the following suggestions to address the central and peripheral themes presented: 1.Theyadvocate for collaboration across disciplines and geographical areas to promote the exchange and testing of art, knowledge, and human concerns on a global scale. The aim of this is to transform host cities into transnational marketplaces through innovation […]

Curatorial Objective: Raise Public Awareness: to increase public awareness of homelessness as a social issue, including its causes, impacts, and challenges faced by homeless people. Inspire public action: to encourage visitors to get involved in solving the problem of homelessness, whether through donations, volunteering or supporting relevant policy changes. Showcasing solutions in multiple ways: presenting […]

My proposal is about “homeless”, and today I would like to talk about why I want to do curatorial work in this direction. During the Christmas holidays three of my friends and I were traveling to Istanbul and one night one of my friends had a sudden high fever and we went looking for a […]

Last weekend I went to the National Galleries of Scotland to visit an exhibition calledTurner in January. Its official website looks like this: This exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland was very different from the ones I’ve browsed through in the past, where I’ve focused on solo artist exhibitions, which are more personal and […]


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