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We’ve become accustomed to the usual art institution social media feeds that remind us of artists’ birthdays (HBD, Silpa Bhirasri!), collection highlights (nice, Riza-yi `Abbasi, Met!), upcoming events (Basquiat talk at the Pérez!), and the other static in our art-filled lives. OK, that’s harsh, but you know what I mean. What are we really asking for? What insight do we seek?
#AskaCurator day was conceived by UK-based Mar Dixon and has been embraced by many museums around the world. Yesterday, to mark the occasion, two well-known art writers (Jörg Colberg in Massachusetts and Carolina Miranda in California) decided to poke fun at the daylong curatorial celebration in their own social media–savvy way.
Let me curate that for you …
For those who’re joining us just now: Carolina’s next, bacon based performance will be at LACMA, in a replica of their cafeteria.
— CPhMag.com (@jmcolberg) September 14, 2016
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Nowhere in the museums’ advertising blitzkrieg for the performance were we told to bring our wildfire-season masks as well as our covid masks, and covid masks don’t prevent smoke inhalation.