Ceramic Purse, 2011 by Young Sook Park
Nessia Pope, Artspace’s curator with more than 20 years of curatorial experience, organizes NOISE MADE VERY SOFTLY.
About the Collection
Often I am asked what a curator does (the word curator comes from the Latin curare, which means “to take care of” or “conserve”). Although many curators prefer the word “organize” to “curate,” they all do the same thing: They look at art. They talk to artists. They have a vision. A curator of contemporary art identifies changes occurring in artistic production at a moment in time and reveals how these changes enrich the comprehension of aesthetics. More specifically, a curator unites information and creates connections, often through a distinctive point of view and, ideally, with intelligence and creativity. Mostly, a curator tries to pass on to the public the thrill of discovery.
Lawrence Weiner on working with words , January 29, 2009.
A New Yorker born and raised, Lawrence Weiner’s mission in life is to get straight to the point. It’s a quality you cannot miss in his artwork, in which big ideas are communicated using the minimum of words. In this TateShots film, Weiner tells us why he’s against Helvetica, and how he came to design his own font. He also shows us around his studio and allows us a sneak preview of projects that are still on the drawing board.