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Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:08:01 +0000
From: geoff cox <[log in to unmask]>

hi andreas
I wanted to respond but there's a problem with my email registration 
on the list. I am forwarding it to you anyway. if you respond please 
do so to the list - I don't mean to be private.
best wishes
geoff

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Subject:	Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] artist curator ethics
Date:	Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:04:51 +0000
From:	geoff cox <[log in to unmask]>
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hi andreas
I would disagree.
If you already accept that the distinctions are somewhat blurred - 
that curatorial practice can be like artwork and that increasingly 
artwork (post-duchamp) can be curatorial - then to make a distinction 
in the way you do makes little sense. Surely the only ethical issue 
would be that the choices, power relations and thinking be 
transparent. The position you take simply reinforces hegemony.
(By analogy, is it like saying that if you edit a book, you should 
not include your own writing. )
I think the relations and definitions of the figures 'artist' and 
'curator' are far more complex and overlapping (if not somewhat 
redundant) - so much so that to have some kind of code of conduct 
would simply limit the possibilities.
best wishes,
geoff

Andreas Broeckmann wrote:
>friends, a question:
>
>it sometimes happens that artists work as curators; it also 
>occasionally happens that these curator artists choose their own 
>artistic work for their exhibitions or programmes.
>
>in my view, this looks bad and should not happen, i personally 
>wished that there was a 'code of conduct for curatorial work' that 
>said: 'if you curate a project, you don't select your own work for 
>it (not even if you are a member of a curatorial team'.
>
>i know that some practising artists (who also curate) see this 
>differently, for them there is no ethical problem in selecting their 
>own work if it fits into a specific project or conceptual framework.
>
>what do people think about this?
>
>regards,
>-a
>


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