Talking Contemporary Curating. Terry Smith
Since the publication of Thinking Contemporary Curating by Independent Curators International (New York) in 2012, art historian Terry Smith has continued his travels through the globalizing artworld, talking to curators, critics, philosophers and museum directors about curating. Conversation with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Claire Bishop, Zdenka Badovinac, Mami Kataoka, Mari Carmen Ramírez, Okwui Enwezor, Germano Celant, Jens Hoffmann, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Maria Lind, Zoe Butt, and Boris Groys are collected in his most recent book, Talking Contemporary Curating, published by ICI in 2015. They show curators deeply immersed in thinking about the exigencies of practice, the contexts of exhibition making, the platforms through which art may be made public, and about what their work can contribute towards understanding what it means to be alive today. Based on these conversations, Smith will lecture about curating as a discursive practice.