Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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Who is a curator?

Who is a curator?

Curator is the name given to the person who manages a collection of art pieces or artifacts. This professional is employed by a gallery or museum based on their knowledge of art and their ability to acquire, develop, display and care for a collection.

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Cement

Cement is any variety of mixtures of clay, limestone, water, sand and gravel which forms concrete to be used as material for building things. To cement also means to join or unite. In art, cement can mean the process of gluing securely.

Xiamen Dada

Xiamen Dada was a Chinese artist group from Xiamen city, on China’s southeast coast. The group, coming to prominence in the 1980s, explored the relationship between Chan Buddhism and European dada, embracing the absurd while using chance to determine the artworks made.

Queer aesthetics

Queer aesthetics is the term used for art which has homosexual or lesbian images related to the 1980s politics of identity and gender issues; following the AIDS crisis and feminist movement. Notable works include photography of people of ambiguous gender by artist Nan Goldin.

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