[ISEA2012] Panel Statement: Irene Hofmann, Nancy Marie Mithlo & Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda – WHAT WE LEARNED: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF CURATORIAL PRACTICES

Panel Statement
As the role of the artist in society changes in response to global trends, communications and markets, how has the curatorial process altered? Have biennials, premised on the mobility of people, goods and ideas as an inherent good, served their purpose? Panelists take on the culture industry, audiences and the market in a discussion of the problematics of contemporary curation. Excessive demands of the global marketplace and nostalgic ideas of “art for the people” test both artist and audience. “What We Learned” charts how these tensions emerge and what critical players are doing in response.