Musings on Curating: 10 Lessons Learnt

The terms ‘curate’, ‘curator’ and ‘curation’ have taken on a whole new meaning in the last few years. You can now easily find ‘curated’ playlists, ‘curated’ shop windows and even ‘curated’ magazines. However, long before ‘curated’ music festivals and ‘curated’ menus became commonplace, the term ‘curator’ began its life – in the English language at […]

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Gallery Girl meets Cairo Clarke

In the space of just one year Cairo Clarke has held a week long series of performance based exhibitions at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, collaborated with London’s Art Night and organised a show at Century Club in Soho. Gallery Girl spoke with Clarke about her curatorial approach, the artists she works with and her plans […]

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Captioning portraits

While most reviews of visual art exhibitions write about the layout and presentation of shows, they very rarely concern themselves with critiquing the wall text and captions of the images on display. However, for this week’s post I am going to discuss the way in which captions are written, especially when it comes to portraits. […]

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Curating: Is it a form of art?

A few days ago a friend asked me to view his blog. He then sent me a link to his tumblr, a website where most people who use it reblog images from others with very little of their own original content. To this I replied that I didn’t see tumblr as blogging as the subject […]

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Rothko @ Whitechapel

Currently on display at the Whitechapel Gallery in east London is a replica of the first solo British exhibition by Russian-born American, Mark Rothko. The show was originally displayed at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1961 and the 2011/12 display marks its 50th anniversary. The reconstructed version however, is not an exact reproduction; it is a […]

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