As the Banff Centre celebrates its 75th anniversary, Kitty Scott, its director of Visual Arts, is reaching a different kind of milestone—completion of her first year there. Now, Scott talks about bolstering Banff, protecting the National Gallery, learning in London and more.
Curator Joan Stebbins received the Order of Canada for her 25-year cultivation of Canada’s contemporary art. Now, after stepping down from the Southern Alberta Art Gallery’s top curating job, Stebbins talks about the gallery’s current Marie-Josée Laframboise show, a recent Shary Boyle survey and advice for young curators.
In August, 2006, Kitty Scott left Ottawa, where she was curator of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Canada, to take up a new position as Chief Curator at the Serpentine Gallery in London, England. In this interview, Reesa Greenberg asks her about working in London and about her years building the contemporary collection at the National Gallery of Canada.
Reportage, shifting identities, hybridity and the return of the museum of curiosities— images flood into my head as the curator Wayne Baerwaldt uses these words to describe the themes of the upcoming Biennale de Montréal.
Thoughts from the artist, architect and organizer of Montreal's infamous "Corridart" street-art project Winter 2001