Category Archives: Critical Reading Group

Notes for my critical reading group.

‘I blame all those MA courses in curating’

Just listened to the full podcast of the podcast of the talk ‘Sex Sells: Erotic Experience and Controversy as Curatorial Method’ At the end of the series of short talks, and during open discussion Sarah Kent art critic and broadcaster … Continue reading

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Madonna in a Bottle

The curatorial practice group were given the task of selecting a single object from our homes that we felt in some way identified us, and then to accompany the object with twelve or less words that would give some insight … Continue reading

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Technological Enchantment by Tanya Harod

Essay in response to the exhibition ‘Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft’ at the V&A in association with the Crafts Council 2008 -2010 Susan Collis, ‘The Oyster’s our world’, 2004, wooden stepladder, mother of pearl, shell, coral, fresh water pearl, … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide by Christopher R. Marshall

When Worlds Collide (Full Text Link) I really enjoyed this essay, such a well-thought out and well-executed piece of writing. It was a joy to read compared with all the cranky academic stuff we’ve been reading lately. I found the … Continue reading

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Generations and Geographies

‘We are texts, textures, weavings of multiple positionalities on the double axis of generations and geographies’ Griselda Pollack in ‘Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum’, Routledge (page 12)

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A Heart of Darkness, Notes on the Michael Kimmelman Article

Responses to an article in the New York Times ‘A Heart of Darkness’ by Michael Kimmelman, Published: July 2, 2006. Here is a link to the article:  A Heart of Darkness by Michael Kimmelman Overview In the article the author … Continue reading

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