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THE MAGIC OF CURATING ART

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Source: The News

A few months ago, I took my younger sister to see an art show, Zikr Volume II, at VM Art Gallery. It was her first ever visit to a gallery and she loved how paintings and installations were placed around the gallery. My sister wondered who had set it all up. I realised at exhibitions we applaud t

The artists, but never think about the curator. Curation is like storytelling. You tell a story with art pieces as characters performing their unique roles in their special positions on the stage. I decided to catch up with Faraz Siddiqui aka FS Karachiwala, a versatile and a brilliant artist, filmmaker, creative producer and art curator, and talk about art curation as a proper field of study. He has recently received the Cultural Visa from the UAE, which is a huge appreciation for him as not many artists have received such recognition

Us: Tell us about your background in the arts, and what inspired you to become a curator?

Read more: https://www.thenews.com.pk/magazine/us/1096511-the-magic-of-curating-art

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Tohu a Te Kīngi 2024: Art curator Megan Tamati-Quennell

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Over 30 years of translating a passion for modern and contemporary Māori art into prose and exhibitions has led to curator and writer Megan Tamati-Quennell (Te Ātiawa, Ngāi Tahu and Kāti Māmoe) being recognised in today’s King’s Birthday Honours.She has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori and First Nations art.

Tamati-Quennell has held curatorial roles at Te Papa Tongarewa and New Plymouth’s Govett Brewster Art Gallery, and has a special interest in contemporary Māori art, Māori modernism, Māori women artists and global indigenous art.

Read more: https://www.teaonews.co.nz/2024/06/03/tohu-a-te-kingi-2024-art-curator-megan-tamati-quennell/

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Te Papa Museum modern art curator to talk Rita Angus in Central Taranaki

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Source: The New Zealand Herald

Te Papa Museum’s modern art curator Lizzie Bisley is coming to Central Taranaki.

Bisley, the curator of the national touringRita Angus: New Zealand Modernistexhibition, will give a curator talk at Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford next month.

Bisley’s curator talk is part of the Taranaki Arts Festival Trust Winterfest programme, a 10-day festival featuring live performances, talks and activities.

During the session, she will discuss the life and art of Rita Angus.

Read more: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/stratford-press/news/te-papa-museum-modern-art-curator-to-talk-rita-angus-in-central-taranaki/3Z5B2NHXVJEWHKP4ADCVHVHOOU/

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Native American groups allege Met Museum’s curator is ‘Pretendian’

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Native American campaigners are raising questions about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first ever curator of Native American art — claiming that she does not belong to a federally recognized tribe in the US, The Post has learned.

Patricia Marroquin Norby was hired with great fanfare in 2020, after what the museum said was “a long and competitive search,” as its “inaugural Associate Curator of Native American Art” in its American Wing.

For years, Marroquin Norby, 53, described herself — including in legal filings — as “Apache,” “Eastern Apache” and “Nde” as well as “Purepacha/Tarascan,” an indigenous group from the northwestern part of Michoacan, Mexico.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2024/05/28/us-news/native-american-groups-allege-met-museum-curator-is-pretendian/

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