The Artist as Curator: An Anthology (Paperback)
Curating an exhibition is an art form in its own right. Maybe that's one of the reasons why artists tend to make great curators. It's just an idea, but after reading examples of the times artists like Andy Warhol, Martin Kippenberger, John Cage, Martha Rossler, Judy Chicago, Hélio Oiticica, etc. took on the task of organizing exhibitions, you'll start believing it's true. A book for the true art fanatic—or artist.— From Alberto
Taking that ambiguous thing we call "the exhibition" as a critical medium, artists have often radically rethought conventional forms of exhibition making. The Artist as Curator: An Anthology, born out of a series of essays originally published in Mousse, surveys seminal examples of such artist-curated exhibitions from the postwar to the present, examined by the world's foremost curators and illustrated with rare documents and illustrations.
Artists featured include the Avant-Garde Argentinian Visual Artists Group; Mel Bochner; Marcel Broothaers; John Cage; Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro and the CalArts Feminist Art Program; Collaborative Projects Inc. (Colab); Liam Gillick and Philippe Parreno; Group Material; Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore; David Hammons; Martin Kippenberger; Mark Leckey; H lio Oiticica; Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari; Martha Rosler; and Andy Warhol, among other examples drawn from around the globe.