Some Questions on Curating as (Public) Interface to the Art Market


Joasia Krysa




Proceedings of the conference Public Interfaces, Journal Vol. 1, No.1, 2011, Christian Ulrik Andersen, Geoff Cox, Jacob Lund (eds.), Aarhus University, Denmark


The paper explores the expanded concept of public interface by establishing a link to the field of curating, in particular curating in the context of technological systems (or what commonly is referred to as ‘online curating’) and the context of the art market. The suggestion is that curatorial and technological apparatuses combine to reveal detail on the art market and its inextricable link to capitalist logic that is ever more adapting itself to the demands of the immaterial economy. The paper speculates on how the curator can be understood as an interface between the public and the art market and indeed the broader immaterial economy that lies behind it. Perhaps this has always been the case, but the significance is that new paradoxical models of curating exist for online contexts that both affirm and contest its logic.