In the ever-expanding field of contemporary art, the definition of a curator has become an increasingly slippery one. The word has seeped into our everyday language, with everything from music festivals to birthday parties to cheese plates being “curated.”
In moving from a major international urban art hub to life in a small city way out in the art periphery, from New York to Norway to become director of Kunsthall Stavanger, curator Hanne Mugaas was following the pattern set by her generation of curators:
CHRIS SHARP: The large-scale exhibition is an exciting and challenging topic. Some people have a very antagonistic relationship vis-à-vis the large-scale, or perhaps better put, perennial exhibition, seeing in it little more than a prolonged instant of curatorial hubris,
CARSON CHAN: You’ve been teaching Spatial Design at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) since 2009, and later this year you will start teaching at Technical University Munich. In your pedagogy, what is architecture?