the task of the curator [Univ. California Santa Cruz]

Building a City for Women, Cali, Colombia 2007


May 14-15, 2010, University of California Santa Cruz

“The Task of the Curator: Translation, Intervention and Innovation in Exhibitionary Practice” 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.


15th may 2010

Curating a vocabulary: voices of difference

Curatorial/knowledge research group, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Cihat Arinc, Doreen Mende, Inês Moreira, Sarah Pierce, Joshua Simon, Roopesh Sitharan, Aneta Szylak, Grant Watson).

Moderated by Nicole Archer, History of Consciousness, UCSC