With the Word, in its Poor Fleshiness

Nicolas Poussin, Eucharist, c.1637-40, Dulwich Picture Gallery

Paper presented at a Sacred Traditions and the Arts Seminar Series, titled “The Art Museums, the Sacred, and Theology,” organised by The Courtauld and King’s College, London, on Monday 6th November 2023 This paper is a response to Daniel A. Siedell’s paper “Theology as Curatorial Practice: An Experiment.”[1] I will focus this response on the overall intention of Daniel’s project, … Read More

Curatorial Intuition

George Socka, Clarkson Suncor Refinery, October 2012

Paper Presented at the College Arts Association Annual Conference 2022, Chicago, 18 February 2022 In this short paper, I would like to address the topic of a particular kind of curatorial intuition and to show that intuition is often at the heart of many curatorial endeavours today.[1] In order to do so, I will focus on a specific exhibition, The … Read More

On Curatorial Mastery

MACBA Buenos Aires

I was recently asked to review ten years of work of an internationally recognised curator in view of a promotion. Most of the material reviewed consisted in pamphlets, press releases, press cuttings, catalogues, brochures, and images, basically all the usual paraphernalia testifying of a curator’s accomplishments. I cannot obviously name this curator since the review process was supposedly anonymous. However, … Read More