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Julie Raasoch Simonsen

MA Curation

As the definition of the curator keeps shifting, so does the idea of authorship around exhibitions. Previous and current discussions around exhibition-making suggest an imbalance between artist and curator, art and exhibition. But other tendencies, e.g. the artist-curator and collaborations between curator and artist with the purpose of creating new work, contradict this idea.

My curatorial practice focuses on this relationship between the artist and the curator through direct involvement from, and collaboration with, the artist. This supports the idea of the curator as an enabler who pays attention to the artist’s work with the intention of finding new possibilities and enable unrealised projects. I investigate curation as the product of the conversation between artist and curator, where we collaboratively explore what drives the exhibition.

This intimate research relationship places a duty of responsibility on the curator towards the artist, but it enables me to develop a more open practice where artist and curator are equally involved in the process, blurring the lines between traditional roles. By building projects on shared interests and combined skills I intend to create unique and valuable projects that will benefit the experience of both the artists and the audience.

– Proof of Concept, an exhibition by Jordan Grimmer, photography by Jeanette Bolton-Martin

– Proof of Concept, an exhibition by Jordan Grimmer, photography by Jeanette Bolton-Martin

– Proof of Concept, an exhibition by Jordan Grimmer, photography by Jeanette Bolton-Martin

MA Catalogue imagery by Amy Ollett at Norwich University of the Arts

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