Since learning of Shaquille O’Neal’s curating gig with Flag Art Foundation, among other dubious projects announced last year, I have found myself returning to Eva Diaz’s piece “Whither Curatorial Studies?” from last February, in which she weighed the teachings of curatorial degree programs against the realities of the profession. Does this “pedagogical cottage industry” adequately prepare its students for the real world of curating?Continue Reading →
Nicole J. Caruth is a freelance writer and independent curator based in Brooklyn, New York. She contributes a monthly food and art column to the Art:21 blog, and occasionally pens reviews for ...might be good. Other writing credits include contributions to the Brooklyn Museum; Studio Museum in Harlem; CUE Art Foundation; ArtPrize; NYFA's Current, Brooklyn Fine Arts Magazine, and Gastronomica. Her next curatorial project will open at the Center for Book Arts, New York in 2011. Caruth burns calories and pays the bills working as a Spin instructor and personal trainer.