Book Launch & Reading with Terry Smith
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
New York University
Department of Art History
300 Silver Center, 3rd floor
100 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10003
ICI is pleased to launch the publication, Thinking Contemporary Curating by Terry Smith. Smith will give a short presentation and introduction to the book, followed by questions and a book signing. Thinking Contemporary Curating is the first publication to comprehensively explore what is distinctive about contemporary curating and sheds light on many issues and ideas that influence curators now.
This event is free and open to the public.
Thinking Contemporary Curating is the first book to offer an in-depth analysis of the volatile territory of international curatorial practice and the thinking—or insight—that underpins it. In five essays, renowned art historian and critic Terry Smith describes how today curators take on roles far beyond exhibition making, to include reimagining museums; writing the history of curating; creating discursive platforms and undertaking social or political activism, as well as rethinking spectatorship.
Thinking Contemporary Curating is the first in a new series titled Perspectives in Curating developed by ICI to provide sustained analysis on topics that are pressing for curators now.