Curationism – David Balzer

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Notes from David Balzer’s  How Curation took over the Art World and Everything Else. He tracks the development of curation, both as an act and then as a profession. He suggests that curation is seen as a way to add value to art or indeed assets of any kind. And he goes on to talk about the work of curation – …

26 Vinyl Records

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Ed Ruscha (1937 – ) created Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations in 1963, a small, self published book. Ruscha set in motion a new way to think about photography books, and photography as art. From Wikipedia: ‘From the first service station, ‘Bob’s Service’ in Los Angeles where Ruscha lived, the book follows a journey back to Oklahoma City where he had grown up and …