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Log 20 (Fall 2010)

US News lists curator as “one of the 50 best careers of 2010,” and the curator is now popping up as a film role in Hollywood – for example, in When in Rome and Dinner for Schmucks (spoiler alert: the curator is not one of the schmucks). Indeed, having followed the expanding use of the term “curating” over the past three years, we here at Log believe its traditions within architecture can no longer go unexamined. Log 20, published on the occasion of the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale, considers curating architecture both within its contemporary guises and historical lineage. Practitioners from New York to Paris, Moscow to Tokyo propose curating as advocacy, as atmosphere, and as architecture itself, assembling in this special thematic issue what is arguably the first compendium of contemporary practices on this emerging discourse.


Barry Bergdoll, In the Wake of Rising Currents: The Activist Exhibition

Eve Blau, Curating Architecture with Architecture

Jean-Louis Cohen, Mirror of Dreams

Cynthia Davidson, Drawn In

Marco De Michelis, Architecture Meets in Venice

Tina Di Carlo, Exhibitionism

Manfredo di Robilant, Pippo Ciorra Takes A Job at MAXXI

Ole W. Fischer, In the Shadow of Monumentality

Kurt W. Forster, Show Me: Arguments for an Architecture of Display

Jeffrey Kipnis, Dear Paula

Sylvia Lavin, Showing Work

Paula Lee, Still Life, After Death

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Biennial Manifesto

Kayoko Ota, Curating as Architectural Practice

Andrea Phillips, Pavilion Politics

Alex Schweder, Exhibit Architecture

Felicity D. Scott, Operating Platforms

Robert A.M. Stern, From the Past: Strada Novissima

Léa-Catherine Szacka, A Conversation with Vittorio Gregotti

Henry Urbach, Exhibition as Atmosphere

Philip Ursprung, The Indispensable Catalogue

Eyal Weizman & Tina Di Carlo, Dying to Speak: Forensic Spatiality

Mirko Zardini, Exhibiting and Collecting Ideas: A Montreal Perspective

PLUS: New Canaan ... Moscow ... Hong Kong ...


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