“See you later, contemporary art curator!”



The Empire in the form of Ben Street is unhappy about the state of curating (or more precisely what is taken as curating) and strikes back: “Nowadays it’s not uncommon for a curator’s name to be foregrounded in exhibition literature and sometimes announced in forty-point Letraset at an exhibition’s starting point […] It’s a great example of a profession’s lack of clear definition in the public eye being inversely proportional to the amount of flatulent endorsement it acquires from those who should know better.” Regardless of whether you agree with Ben Street or not, this indeed seems to be a topic worthwhile debating (especially since it would be a welcome diversion from the currently so ubiquitous chants of “The end of the art market is near! Repent! Repent!”).