Curatorial development in Scotland

Some Thoughts…

After Kirsteen and Amy’s blogs that summed up the day so eloquently, I feel I can’t add too much more, however there are some thoughts and ideas that came out of the discussion that have stuck with me since last Friday that I thought might be nice for others’ to respond to:

As we are constantly being asked to identify personally and professionally with our work, can curators emotionally detach from the projects they are working on and the mechanisms that control them? Is the integrity of a project both the obstacle and the value in curating? At what point do you give yourself permission to assume certain roles within curating?

And as a nice segue into this Saturday’s discussion topic of curatorial collaboration, where is the boundary between compromise and challenge when creating a dialogue?

Kate Martin is a freelance curator and arts educator based in Edinburgh and a participant of Framework.