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The Task of the Curator: Translation, Intervention, & Innovation in Exhibitory Practice

Fri May 14, 2010, 8:00am to Sat May 15, 2010, 5:00pm
Humanities 210

The Task of the Curator:
Translation, Intervention, and Innovation in Exhibitionary Practice


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The 2009-10 MACS research theme, Critical Curations, culminates in a conference open to scholars and professionals from around the world. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin's theories of translation, brings attention to the often-overlooked labor of curators, involving subtle transformative acts of framing and poetic interpretation. Events include panels, roundtable discussions, workshops, a performance art exhibition downtown, and more.



James Clifford, History of Consciousness, UCSC


Amy Lonetree, American Studies, UCSC
Jennifer González, History of Art and Visual Culture, UCSC
Betti-Sue Hertz, Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Shannon Jackson, Performance Studies and Rhetoric, UCB
Catherine Soussloff, Art History, Visual Art, and Theory, UBC


Lucian Gomoll, History of Consciousness, Feminist Studies, Visual Studies, UCSC
Lissette Olivares, History of Consciousness, Latin American and Latino Studies, UCSC


For more information, please register to our online forums and contact Lissette Olivares and Lucian Gomoll, at

Co-sponsored by the departments of History of Consciousness and History of Art & Visual Culture.