ACADEMIC CONFERENCE -- FRIDAY, MAY 14 2010
THE TASK OF THE CURATOR:
TRANSLATION, INTERVENTION, AND INNOVATION
IN EXHIBITIONARY PRACTICE
This one-day event will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss the role of the curator in relation to how objects are displayed in museums and galleries. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin's theories of translation, brings attention to the often overlooked or naturalized labor of curators, which involves subtle but nonetheless transformative acts of framing and poetic interpretation. Presenters are encouraged to "look outside of the white box" toward new and alternative display methods. Proposals are due on February 5th, 2010.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Call for Papers
Call for papers for an interesting conference at UC Santa Cruz (from the UC Santa Cruz Museum and Curatorial Studies website):