The Easel

Curation as Creation

Who assigns “meaning and importance to new art”? It used to be artists, via self organized exhibitions. In the mid twentieth century the exhibition-making role shifted to professional curators. Even as scholarly interest in their work persists, are curators being eclipsed? Competition is various – “megashows” like Documenta and Venice Biennale, Instagram, and the oracle of our age, the auction room.