The Task of the Curator: Translation, Intervention, and Innovation in Exhibitionary Practice

The Task of the Curator: Translation, Intervention, and Innovation in Exhibitionary Practice

The Museum and Curatorial Studies Research Cluster presents:

The Task of the Curator: Translation, Intervention, and Innovation in Exhibitionary Practice

Friday, May 14 / 8 AM – 7 PM / Humanities 210
Saturday, May 15 / 9 AM – 5 PM / Humanities 210

Conference website: http://macs.ucsc.edu/conferences.html
Online Forums: http://www.macs-forums.org/

The 2009-10 MACS research theme, Critical Curations, culminates in a conference open to scholars and professionals from around the world. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin’s theories of translation, brings attention to the often-overlooked labor of curators, involving subtle transformative acts of framing and poetic interpretation. Events include panels, roundtable discussions, workshops, a performance art exhibition downtown, and more.

Keynote:
James Clifford, History of Consciousness, UCSC

Respondents:
Amy Lonetree, American Studies, UCSC
Jennifer González, History of Art and Visual Culture, UCSC
Betti-Sue Hertz, Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Shannon Jackson, Performance Studies and Rhetoric, UCB
Catherine Soussloff, Art History, Visual Art, and Theory, UBC

Conference Organizers:
Lucian Gomoll, History of Consciousness, Feminist Studies, Visual Studies, UCSC
Lissette Olivares, History of Consciousness, Latin American and Latino Studies, UCSC

Co-sponsored by the departments of History of Consciousness and History of Art & Visual Culture.