What is contemporary curating? Is it a discipline with a definite set of rules, or a process that is yet to be defined? Is curating an ever-changing profession with no clear limits or has it changed because of changes in contemporary art? What makes curatorial thinking distinctive today? Is there a global standard for working with local contexts? What is the grammar of an exhibition? These and other questions will be raised by Thinking Contemporary Curating author Terry Smith in his lecture at Garage. Terry Smith’s collection of five essays on contemporary curating was first published in 2012. In the following three years he continued scrutinizing the international art world to analyze the broadening contexts of curating. The lecture will be followed by a discussion between Terry Smith and Kate Fowle, Garage Chief Curator.
The lecture marks the launch of the Garage Pro series of books, published by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with Ad Marginem Press. The series, which explores working in the fields of arts and culture today, will feature texts by curators, critics, art practitioners and theorists from around the world.