The Revolution Will Not Be Curated | Thomas Frank
Jarrett Fuller

"The era of the curator has begun," declared the prominent art critic Michael Brenson in 1998. The figures who assembled artworks into galleries, he reasoned, were now "as essential" to exhibits as the artists themselves. Curators were a species of universal genius who "must be at once aestheticians, diplomats, economists, critics, historians, politicians, audience developers, and promoters," Brenson wrote.