Curatorial development in Scotland

British Art Show discussion with Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton

Thanks to Lisa and Tom for Saturday’s discussion on the British Art Show and curatorial collaboration.  We talked about the mechanics of the BAS structure and a curatorial mode for working within it: Lisa and Tom’s catalogue essays make associative references to literature, using the motif of HG Well’s title “In The Days of the Comet” rather than referencing theory or exhibition histories.  We discussed the marketing and promotion of BAS in relation to attracting new audiences in different locations for the show and ways of addressing the audience through events and written material in the context of the curators’ decision-making process for the artists they have selected.

I’m interested to hear comments from others on the discussion.