I am pleased to be a panelist for this upcoming discussion:
CURATORS: EMERGING INTO WHAT?
Panel Discussion as part of the Annual Emerging Curators Program
Presented by LACE and art ltd.
Saturday February 4, 2017 2-4 PM
The current exhibition at LACE, The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley offers a forum to this year’s group of emerging curators. But for all its mystique, the role of the curator in the art world is constantly evolving, and can vary greatly with different types of cultural institutions and the social, political and economical situation of the time. How is the role of the curator in today’s art world changing? How do today’s curators see the art world changing around them, and what are the challenges and priorities that they need to respond to? How do today’s emerging and independent curators navigate issues of globalization and institutional authority, working with limited resources or outside of large institutional support systems?
How do we understand the curatorial practice, considering the recent history and the institutionalization of the practice by museums, biennials, art fairs, and universities?
To examine these questions and more, LACE joins forces with art ltd. magazine. Hosted by LACE and moderated by art ltd. editor George Melrod and LACE curatorial associate Daniela Lieja Quintanar, the panel discussion will emphasize the role of curators working outside the larger institutions to advance independent visions and will feature both emerging and established curators working in Los Angeles. Topics addressed will include the unique role of non-profit art institutions and alternate spaces as well as the upcoming LA/LA exhibitions through PST. The event promises probing questions, thoughtful inquiry, and of course, refreshing beverages.
George Melrod, art ltd. editor
Daniela Lieja Quintanar, Curatorial Associate, LACE
Virginia Broersma, Co-curator of The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley
Michael Duncan, Critic and independent curator
Idurre Alonso, Associate Curator of Latin American Art, Getty Research Institute