Quite right, Joshua

To take a risk as a curator is to be open to both possibility of not knowing an outcome, and the possibility of failure. To develop a conceptual framework for a show, yet remain open to any possible result, any imaginable visual or material destination, to embrace the ambiguities and contradictions – this risk taking can be a liberating process. It’s important to unfold this process as transparently as possible, so that the curatorial framework/structure becomes, in a word increasingly naked to others.
Joshua Decter, At the Verge of…Curatorial Transparency in The Edge of Everything, Reflections on Curatorial Practice, 2002, edited by Catherine Thomas, the Banff Centre, Alberta.


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