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On Curatorship (and the artist Peter Callesen)

In his (VoCA recommended) book Art Power, Boris Groys argues for the emergence of the curator as an important figure in art today. Noting that originally, art became art through decisions made by museum curators rather than artists, he goes on to say “Sacred objects were once devalued to produce art; today, in contrast, profane objects are valorized to become
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VoCA Recommends…Art Power by Boris Groys

We read this book last year, and are now are using it as a reading in a critical writing class. It engages some fascinating questions about art, and criticism. Boris Groys writes, in his excellent book Art Power: “In place of the critic in the name of society arose social critique in the name of art: The artwork doesn’t form
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