In the name of Allah the Merciful

Curating with Care

Elke Krasny, Lara Perry, 1032069910, 9781032069913, 978-1032069913, 978-1-032-06991-3, 978-1-032-06996-8, 978-1032069968, 9781032069968, 978-1-003-20492-3, 9781003204923, 978-1003204923, B0BXFNLCC8

English | 2023 | PDF | 7 MB | 328 Pages

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This book presents over 20 authors’  reflections on ‘curating care’ – and presents a call to give curatorial  attention to the primacy of care for all life and for more ‘caring  curating’ that responds to the social, ecological and political analysis  of curatorial caregiving.

Social and  ecological struggles for a different planetary culture based on care  and respect for the dignity of life are reflected in contemporary  curatorial practices that explore human and non-human interdependence.  The prevalence of themes of care in curating is a response to a dual  crisis: the crisis of social and ecological care that characterizes  global politics and the professional crisis of curating under the  pressures of the increasingly commercialized cultural landscape.  Foregrounding that all beings depend on each other for life and  survival, this book collects theoretical essays, methodological  challenges and case studies from curators working in different global  geographies to explore the range of ways in which curatorial labour is  rendered as care.

Practising  curators, activists and theorists situate curatorial labour in the  context of today’s general care crisis. This volume answers to the call  to more fully understand how their transformative work allows for  imagining the future of bodily, social and environmental care and the  ethics of interdependency differently.