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Three rules of curating

The first rule of curating is ‘the role of the curator is to ensure that the artist is never unexplained or misread’ – and, in short, the primary role is to make the artist ‘look good’.

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Never let ’em go: David Elliott on the 2010 Biennale of Sydney

The artistic director of this year’s Biennale of Sydney David Elliot has curated a show with a mouthful of a title – THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age. Andrew Frost spoke to Elliott about the practicalities of mounting a large and ambitious show and found that the director’s aims are both humble and direct.

This just in

This just in

Art Life Feb 05, 2010

Just as we posted our roundup of comments from our call for suggestions for influential shows [see below], we received an email from a reader we shall do the favour of calling Sgt. Schultz. Although not exactly what you’d call

What not to do

What not to do

Art Life , News , Stuff Sep 23, 2009

“Hou Hanru’s 2007 Istanbul Biennial was a notoriously unwieldy affair. “Not Only Possible But Also Necessary: Optimism in a Time of Global War” assembled an unprecedented number of artists in multiple venues (two of them unreachable except via taxi), under

Full Blown Christov-Bakargiev

The Art Life‘s special on The Biennale of Sydney goes to air on ABC1 on Tuesday July 22 at 10pm. We feature a number of interviews but due to the constraints of the documentary’s 27 minute duration those conversations have

Biennale of Sydney 2006: Zones of Contact

We were curious. Dr. Charles Merewhether is the director of The Biennale of Sydney 2006, a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Cross Cultural Research at the Australian National University, an author, a curator and frequent flyer. What is in store for this year’s multi-venue extravaganza?