Words Of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum
by Thelma Golden
Publisher's Description
Words of Wisdom:
A Curator's Vade Mecum on Contemporary Art
Edited by Carin Kuoni. Foreword by Judith Richards.

A modern update of medieval trade manuals-the 'come- along-with-me' (vade mecum) of medieval craftsmen-
Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum is an invaluable guidebook for anyone interested in contemporary art and the practice of curating. In over fifty short and concise essays, this compendium presents advice to a new generation of curators from established masters of contemporary art exhibitions who, over the past twenty-five years, have played a crucial role in shaping what we see today, and how we see it. Published on the occasion of ICI's 25th anniversary, Words of Wisdom establishes the curator's craft as an important vocation that has changed tremendously over the past quarter-century. In the course of their musings, the curators offer behind-the-scenes insights into influential exhibitions and institutions and the contemporary art world they represent. Among the contributors are Jean- Christophe Amman, Carlos Basualdo, Rene Block, Francesco Bonami, Dan Cameron, Lynne Cooke, Bice Curiger, Donna DeSalvo, Richard Flood, Thelma Golden, Yuko Hasegawa, Mary Jane Jacob, Jean-Hubert Martin, Gerardo Mosquera, Fumio Nanjo, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Olu Oguibe, Mari Carmen Ramirez, Nancy Spector, Robert Storr, Harald Szeemann, and Marcia Tucker.
ISBN: 0916365603
Publisher: Independent Curators International, New York
Paperback : 144 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.6 x 0 inches
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