Curatorial Forums

Curatorial Dialogues

Conversations with Contemporary Curators

Understanding the role of the art curator is an important part of FotoFest's programming for the FotoFest 2010 Biennial. FotoFest invited four leading contemporary curators from museums and online sites to curate its principal 2010 Biennial Exhibitions on Contemporary U.S. Photography. They are part of a new generation of curators redefining the role of museums and art spaces in terms of their relationship to audiences, the public and other social institutions. These curators did a series of free individual Dialogues, at the Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown, about their role as interlocutors between art makers and the public, how they see the future of art in institutions, what influences their curatorial choices and to whom they are talking, how they and their institutions are using online platforms.

Sunday, March 14, 2010
Aaron Schuman, Independent Curator, Founder and
Editor, SeeSaw Magazine with Madeline Yale, Adjunct
Curator,Houston Center for Photography

Friday, March 19, 2010
Edward Robinson, Associate Curator, Los Angeles
County Museum of Art with Anne Wilkes Tucker,
Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Friday, March 26, 2010
Natasha Egan, Curator, Museum Of Contemporary
Photography, Columbia College, Chicago with Clint
Willour, Curator, Galveston Arts Center

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Gilbert Vicario, Curator, Des Moines Arts Center
with Fernando Castro, Independent Curator and
Collector and artist Emilio Chapela



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