Collaborating curator

Evidently, I am an advocate of learning through doing, hence my position of thinking about dilemmas through practice. During my Inhale/Exhale project, my peers were asking me a specific question.

So, I want to open a discussion of when does a curator need to be present; is his role and participation in the production of work necessary for his understanding and further interpretation of the said work of art? What do curators gain when being personally engaged in creation? In addition, how do they apply to curating what they have learnt in the process?


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