THE TASK OF THE CURATOR: TRANSLATION, INTERVENTION, AND INNOVATION IN EXHIBITIONARY PRACTICE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
FRIDAY, MAY 14 2010
Museum and Curatorial Studies (MACS) at UC-Santa Cruz brings together museum professionals and scholars from a variety of disciplines to study the poetics and politics of display. This year we are hosting a number of events related to the 2009-2010 research theme, „Critical Curations.” We are pleased to welcome Griselda Pollock, Irit Rogoff, and Carolina Ponce de León for our annual Speaker Series. For more information about our organization and events, please visit: http://macs.ucsc.edu/
On May 14, 2010, our year of collaboration will culminate with a conference open to scholars from around the world.
„The Task of the Curator” will explore the roles of curators in relation to how objects are displayed in museums and galleries, considering a variety of disciplinary and professional perspectives. 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
A PDF of our CFP and updated information can be found at: