Series - Curator files

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Curator files

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  • 1978-2019 (Creation)

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1.57 m of textual records and other material

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Series documents the process of curating exhibitions at the Or Gallery, from initial proposals and applications to exhibition installation. Records include artist proposals and applications, correspondence, photographic materials, exhibition condition reports, press clippings, grant applications, and other material documenting Director/Curators’ collaboration with artists to display exhibitions. Materials are generally organized in files according to exhibit.

Series is organized into nine subseries according to curator: Curator files, pre-1987; Phillip McCrum; Nancy Shaw; Susan Schuppli; Janis Bowley; Reid Shier; Sydney Hermant; Michèle Faguet; and Jonathan Middleton.

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Additional materials documenting the installation, display, and reception of exhibitions are available in the Exhibition records series.

Additional ephemera created for exhibitions is available in the Publications and ephemera series.

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Series includes: 1.57 m of textual records, 1754 slides, 401 photographs, 353 negatives, 18 contact sheets, 15 film transparencies, 1 photographic collage, 1 swatch of fabric, and 1 video cassette.

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