Posts Tagged: Curating

Would You Like To Curate 17,000 Star Wars Characters?

"Lucas had already done the cataloging. His company maintained a database called the Holocron, named after a crystal cube powered by the Force. The real-world Holocron lists 17,000 characters in the Star Wars universe inhabiting several thousand planets over a span of more than 20,000 years. It was quite a bit for Disney to process. So Lucas also provided the company with a guide, Pablo Hidalgo. A founding member of the Star Wars Fan Boy Association, Hidalgo is now a 'brand communication manager' at Lucasfilm. 'The Holocron can be a little overwhelming,' says Hidalgo, who obsesses over canonical matters such as the correct spelling of Wookiee and the definitive [...]


OMG, It's Curator Nicolaus Schafhausen!!!

Curating is so, so hot right now. Hence our weekly guide to curators! Collect them all! (Haha, GET IT?)

This week's "OMG" curator of interest: Nicolaus Schafhausen.

Born in: 1965.

This just in: became artistic director of the Kunsthalle Wien in June. (That's Vienna, silly!)

Hot news: also just appointed curator of the Bucharest Biennale 6!!!

Former posts: Director of Witte de With in Rotterdam, founding director of European Kunsthalle in Cologne.

Fancy gigs: Curated the German pavilion for both the 52nd and 53rd Venice Biennial.

Fun fact: Founded a gallery in Berlin with a friend that they named after their mothers!

Not afraid of: the commercial side of artistic [...]


You Are Not a Curator, You Are Actually Just a Filthy Blogger

"Curation is replacing creation as a mode of self-expression." – Jonathan Harris @jjhnumber27 #creativemornings

— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) June 1, 2012

As a former actual curator, of like, actual art and whatnot, I think I'm fairly well positioned to say that you folks with your blog and your Tumblr and your whatever are not actually engaged in a practice of curation. Call it what you like: aggregating? Blogging? Choosing? Copyright infringing sometimes? But it's not actually curation, or anything like it. Your faux TED talk is not going well for you if you are making some point about "curation" replacing "creation" because, well, for [...]