The Poly seismic role of the Curator:
Richard Tuttle-New YorkArtist. Loved by artists today. Radical practice.
Exhibition at The Hugh Lane Building- DCAG named “TRIUMPHS”.
1998: The Francis Bacon Project- “Francis Bacon: Terrible Beauty.” Exhibition to celebrate his Centenary (20th Oct 2009.)
The role of the curator has changed over time… Uber Curators arrived (sooper.)
As a curator you have a duty to the public. [quote in essay: CURATORS SHOULD BE A PUBLIC FOOTBRIDGE.]
Curators put weight on meaning.
Artists who like to curate need a platform, a public space.
A BOOK TO READ: Things you need to know to be a curator. (By The Surpentine Gallery Curator.)
The integrity of a galleries annual programme. Galleries often have themes i.e. Irish Artists.
The artists lead the way and curators follow.
Brien O’Doherty: Inside the white room: The Curated Object.
The unity of opposites.
John Lowry: AGlasgowBoy Painter fromBelfast. Yeats “A Terrible Beauty”.
Exhibition notes on plaque: notes from the time that the paintings were first installed, not a contemporary interpretation of an old work.
Artists either like to work closely with curators OR let their works be interpreted.
Howard Hodgkins.LibertyFabrics. Richard Hamilton.
RotaDone: The medium makes the work and is the message of the work.
Old newspapers create the narrative.
Irish Symbolist: George Russel THE GOLDEN BOUGH.
Paintings on walls as they provides space for artworks to exist.
CURATORS MAKE PEOPLE LOOK.
Ears= strong metaphor for sensibility.
Curator= interpreters. One must decide (artist or curator) whether to personalise ones interpretation of artworks- ones own or other peoples.
In a studio judgement of artworks is suspended- it is the artists own domain. IN a place of exhibition interpretation and ownership and judgement becomes shared.