Oooooooooooo Maura Riley!! this posted a year ago, but it’s so good and deserves attention.
adapted from Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating, by Maura Reilly (to be published April 2018 by Thames & Hudson). ©2018 Maura Reilly.
“These curators have committed themselves to insurrectionist initiatives that are leveling hierarchies, challenging assumptions, countering erasure, promoting the margins over the center, the minority over the majority, as well as positing curatorial “strategies of resistance,” provoking intelligent debate, disseminating new knowledge, which, in the end, offers up signs of hope and affirmation.”
“Theirs is not Affirmative Action curating, it’s intelligent curating.”
“If you don’t believe that the art world is sexist and racist, it’s time for you to come out from under your rock….These are not issues from the past, folks. This is now. We are living and working in an art world that cares little about racism and sexism, a world that appears to pre-date the women’s/civil and LGBTQ rights movements.”