The Edinburgh Companion to Curatorial Futures

Crone, Bridget and El Baroni, Bassam, eds. 2022. The Edinburgh Companion to Curatorial Futures. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Edited Book] (Forthcoming)

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The Edinburgh Companion to Curatorial Futures is the first curatorial studies volume to engage with the increasingly ubiquitous concept of ‘the future’ and its exponential growth in the fields of artistic research, curating, art and academia. We find ourselves at a point in time in which we must rethink the place and activity of the curatorial in order to ask, what can be done? The curatorial can be broadly thought of as a constellation of exhibitionary techniques, apparatuses and events of knowledge that extend the scope of curating past its historical territory of contemporary art. With this expansion, which practices and ideas do we need for this moment and for the future? The volume is a collection of new essays by well-respected curators, artists, writers and theorists, and with a particular emphasis on new voices and those practicing outside of established contexts in Western Europe and the US. Rather than a survey of existing curatorial projects and exhibitions, the anthology focuses on curatorial practices and ideas that take non-standard forms, unfolding through a collection of shorter proposals and longer academic essays. In doing so, the anthology explores, among other things, new forms of activism, ideas and strategies around sonic intervention, Indigenous curating, the role of data and datafication in curating, questions of worlding, “bio-fiction” and, what we term, future practice.

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