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.
Carmen by Judith Hudson
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~ Meryl Streep
Artspace curator Nessia Pope truly understands motherhood, too. As a mother, daughter, godmother, aunt and niece, she embraces the nurturing role while wrapping her arms around creativity and the amazing work of the many artists she daily champions.
Share her thoughts on Mother’s Day and the essential collection that she presents to convey them…