Journal of Curatorial Studies
Free issue available through our website

Intellect is delighted to announce the publication of our Journal of Curatorial Studies, which was recently launched at the College Art Association Annual Conference in LA where it was very well received by critics and delegates alike. To celebrate the arrival of this groundbreaking journal we are offering issue 1.1 for FREE online.

A special launch event will also be taking place tonight at Onsite [at] OCAD University.

About the Journal
"Curating as a field of study often falls between the cracks of disciplinary boundaries. Until recently, it has been left to curators themselves to theorize upon their practice and the function of exhibitions. The Journal of Curatorial Studies builds upon the pioneering contributions of curators to encourage in-depth investigations from an array of disciplines. Through the examination of current and historical exhibitions, display venues in the art world and elsewhere, and the work of individual curators, the journal inquires into what constitutes ‘the curatorial’"

- Jim Drobnick & Jennifer Fisher, Editors, Journal of Curatorial Studies

The Journal of Curatorial Studies is an international, peer-reviewed publication that explores the cultural functioning of curating and its relation to exhibitions, institutions, audiences, aesthetics and display culture. Curating has evolved considerably from the connoisseurship model of arranging objects to now encompass performative, virtual and interventionist strategies. While curating as a spatialized discourse of art objects remains important, the expanded cultural practice of curating not only produces exhibitions for audiences to view, but also plays a catalytic role in redefining aesthetic experience, framing cultural conditions in institutions and communities, and inquiring into constructions of knowledge and ideology.

The first issue contains exciting work from an impressive list of contributors including Leigh Markopoulos, Rebecca Uchill, John Potvin, Myron M. Beasley and Ben Cranfield. Articles represent a broad range of exceptional scholarship including such pieces as 'The Accidental Exhibition: Chance as Curatorial Critique and Opportunity', which elucidates the possibilities offered by an increased interest in chance and indeterminacy as curatorial strategies. For a complete list of articles and abstracts please visit: As well as articles the journal is also home to a vibrant Reviews section, including contributions from Helena Reckitt, Milena Tomic and Marta Jecu. Editors Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher offer an illuminating editorial that provides both a concise and brilliant review of the field and their intentions for the journal.

Visit the journal online for more details, or please contact James Campbell.

Title Information
Journal of Curatorial Studies | 2012, Volume 1: 3 issues per volume

ISSN 2045-5836, Online ISSN 2045-5844 | Subscription rates

Jim Drobnick, Ontario College of Art & Design (
Jennifer Fisher, York University (

Editorial Board: Alexander Alberro; Marcia Brennan; Tom Eccles; Andrea Giunta; Hou Hanru; Amelia Jones; Johanne Lamoureux; Nina Möntmann; Paul O'Neill; Helena Reckitt; Kitty Scott.
Advisory Board: Mieke Bal; Sarah Cook; Jennifer Gonzalez; Reesa Greenberg; Salah Hassan; Charlotte Klonk; Maria Lind; Tensta Konsthall; Andrew McClellan; Chantal Mouffe; Pooja Sood.

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