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【week 4】research in reading

Why are these issues so pressing?

These questions are urgent because they involve all aspects of curatorial ethics, including the behavior of curators, the ethical boundaries of curatorial practice, and the resolution of curatorial ethical dilemmas. The solution to these problems is of great significance to the development of curatorial practice and the behavioral norms of curators.


Martinon: The article focuses on the ethical issues of curatorial practice and the diversity of curatorial practices around the world.

How to embed the argument:
The author embeds his argument by combining Heidegger’s fourfold realm with the ethical issues of curatorial practice. In this way, he tries to apply Heidegger’s fourfold realm to curatorial practice in order to solve the ethical problems of curatorial practice.
The author’s view argues that Heidegger’s fourfold helps to articulate an ethic that is understood not as a set of moral principles destined to regulate global activity but rather as a kind of ethical midwifery that helps the curator nurture the new in his or her overarching arrangements for culture. The authors argue that the diversity of curatorial practices in a global context and the ethics of curatorial practices need to be addressed. The author attempts to embed his argument by combining Heidegger’s fourfold realm with the ethical issues of curatorial practice.

They all considered the diversity of curatorial practice and tried to attract more artists about non-writing, heterosexuality, etc.

The authors support their arguments by citing other scholars’ views and research results, for example, Spivak, Bell Hawkes, Oscar Wilde, and others. At the same time, the author also cites the practices and experiences of other curators, such as Russell Stoll, Marcia Tucker, etc., in order to prove that curators should pay more attention to diversity and inclusion (Inclusion and Diversity). In addition, the authors cite exhibitions and artists from historical and contemporary art scenes to show how curators should change values and create new ones.
(Author’s view: There are gender, racial, and sexual inequalities in the art world, and curators should act proactively and strategically to ensure that other artists are recognised for their significant contributions to our civilization and that they are given their rightful place alongside the ‘greats’ of art history. Curators should make a more concerted effort to exhibit, acquire and promote non-white, non-male, and non-heterosexual artists to change values and create new or different ones.

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