MCM1700R: The Art of Curating
Dept. of Modern Culture and Media
Prof. Mark Tribe
A juried exhibition organized by the students of The Art of Curating, ART//SHOW includes work by graduate and undergraduate students from Brown and RISD. This curatorial project explores the complex interplay between artistic and curatorial practices. To what extent does the art have autonomy and authorship, and to what extent does each piece function as part of a whole as envisioned by the curator? Respecting the vision of each piece, the show presents a varied yet cohesive collection of artworks that are linked more aesthetically than thematically. The materials that make up this exhibition range from the ephemeral — string and light — to the more concrete — steel and wood. Some works are concerned with the personal, some examine systems that structure 21st century life, and several are tongue-in-cheek. The multiple discourses that ART//SHOW spotlights coexist harmoniously, communicating their respective ideologies without speaking over their peers.