Contemporary curatorial practice has stimulated a discussion about the museum and gallery as a self reflexive space, resulting in displays that subvert, democratize, and stimulate slippages between curating as artistic practice and encouraging new forms of creative dialogue with the audience. Peter Greenaway’s Some Organizing Principles (1993) at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Wales; Sonia Boyce’s Peep (1995); John Baldessari’s recent contribution to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s “Ways of Seeing” initiative; and MoMA’s Artist’s Choice series have all sought to reconsider the relationship between contemporary art and curatorial practice. This panel seeks to evaluate the ways in which artists have extended their practices through curatorial endeavors. What then is the history of artists as curators? What alternative curatorial strategies have artists employed, how have the stigmas of artists’ curating themselves in shows changed, and what new cultural languages have been offered through these interventions?
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