We've heard the argument that everyone's a curator online by means of blogging and reblogging, but what about the professional curators who are responsible for producing major physical exhibitions ...
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Lindsay Howard provides a much needed insight into the value of sharing the curatorial process, as a way to help others learn from our thinking and mistakes.
Too many times, curation is victim of its own desire to impress and surprise by preparing collections and galleries for extended periods of time for a final showcase or exhibition.
But the process through which all this work is done is often hidden from view, both for fear of showing our own failures, mistakes and changes of heart, as well as for providing greater expectation for its final release.
But managing curation work in this fashion deprives everyone from the opportunity to discover, understand and learn deeper by seeing the curation process evolve from beginning to end.
"...the paradox of failure: while the human impulse is to evade it, the only way to improve is to learn from our experiences and the experiences of others. We share as a way to understand, but even more importantly, we share in order to..." learn more.
This is why anyone who wants to curate should seriously consider becoming more transparent about the way his curation process is carried out.
For curation is not, as falsely promoted, a means to gain fast visibility and authority, but rather an approach to organize, make-sense and help others understand what is not immediately visible (which, as a positive consequence when done right, can gain you the extra visibility and authority you may be seeking).