Celebrity Curators
明星策展人


The recent years in contemporary art witness a celebrity curator phenomenon, where curators with supreme rights occupy a variety of art resources and platforms, in the influence of which less and less attention is paid on the artworks and artists. It is undeniable that most curators are equipped with broader visions and profound professional knowledge, however, the influence varies on the development of contemporary art as a result of more and more attention is laid on curators. In the following session, various art professionals, such as artists and curators, from varied countries and cultural backgrounds are invited to express their views on the cause and influence of this phenomenon.

在當代藝術領域,近些年來出現了一種“明星”策展人的現象,這些策展人擁有著至高無上的權利,佔據著各種藝術資源和平台。在這些“超級策展人”的光環之下,對於藝術或者藝術家的關注往往也變得越來越少,不可否認,大部份的策展人都具有開闊的視野和紮實的專業知識,但對策展人越來越多的關注導致的對當代藝術發展產生的影響卻是仁者見仁,智者見智。在下面一個單元中,我們會邀請處在不同位置和不同領域的藝術界人士來談一談,這些來自不同國度,不同文化背景的藝術家、策展人、亦或者是藝術家策展人都對這樣一種現象的產生和其影響表達了自己的看法。