The Minnesota Humanities Center, in collaboration with a number of state, local, and federal partners, opens “We Are Water MN” in June 2016. The exhibition and program will travel to six Minnesota communities before closing in April 2017.
For the past century, the curator has been the deciding factor in what is shown by museums and galleries, reassuring audiences of the importance of what they are seeing. While acknowledging other commercial and audience drivers, the centrality of curatorial decision-making has been sacrosanct.
But when the curatorial team from the Art Gallery of Western Australia embarked on an epic quest to document the art of the Kimberley region in the state’s north west, they abandoned this idea of a single authorial voice in favor of a new model of partnership and exchange.