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ARTocracy: A curatorial handbook for collaborative practice

ARTocracy, authored by Claudia Zeiske and Nuno Sacramento, provides insight into the organisation of collaborative projects through hands-on practice and applied examples. It provides practical guidance – from the definition of each theme to the selection of artists, as well as key strategies for funding, marketing, education, and artistic output – paying tribute to the precarious balance between artistic quality and social consequence.

When one thinks about art, public space, and town planning, several things spring to mind: big metal things on squares, roundabouts, or crossroads. Or maybe a landmark that relates to the architecture to make a place look nicer. There are plenty of valid approaches in relation to art and public space. In this book, the relation moves along slightly different lines. It operates in the autonomous world of art—relating to a history of conceptual traditions, but at the same time extrapolating towards society and daily life—and with a clear purpose. The book explains how projects will be implemented in practice, from the definition of topic, to the invitation of artist, but also funding, marketing, dialogue, education, and artistic output. It will provide an insight into the organisation of collaborative projects according to their many successive stages, while showing applied examples.

ARTocracy Art, Informal Space, and Social Consequence: A Curatorial Handbook in Collaborative Practice

Authors: Nuno Sacramento and Claudia Zeiske

The book features a foreword by Paul Shepheard with essays by Lucy Lippard and Nina Moentmann.

Publisher: Jovis Verlag. Softcover. 13 x 18.3cm. 192pp with 50 illustrations. ISBN. 978-3-86859-064-7. Price : £19.50 + P+P : £2.00


About jeh

Jeremy Hunt is Director of the AAJ Press (Art & Architecture Journal / Press) – a writer and consultant on art and public space


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