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The Home Show explores a populist impulse, recently manifest in the rise of crowdsourcing, and the many participatory activities on the Web. Although the title of the exhibition points to a certain democratizing of creativity in this time of DIY and narcissism, the exhibition proposes a site of reflection, using the permanent collection as a social agent to instigate an exchange of ideas and experiences.

- Sandra Fraser, Associate Curator

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The great debate

The Home Show explores a populist impulse, recently manifest in the rise of crowdsourcing, and the many participatory activities on the Web. Although the title of the exhibition points to a certain democratizing of creativity in this time of DIY and narcissism, the exhibition proposes a site of reflection, using the permanent collection as a social agent to instigate an exchange of ideas and experiences. We invite your thoughts, opinions and recommendations as we delve into the great curatorial debate.

What does it mean to curate?

12th March 2013 by Sandra Fraser

The Home Show is part of a series of investigations into the Mendel’s permanent collection that advance the collection as a site of shared encounters and as a place where meaning can be generated, scrutinized or contested

What can the chosen objects say about individual knowledge, or about how the permanent collection itself is a representation of this community? Will you see yourself reflected in the exhibition?

Are bloggers curators?

11th March 2013 by Troy Gronsdahl

In recent years, the term “curate” has been used to describe activities outside of the gallery/museum realm ranging from blogging to retail.  N. Elizabeth Schlatter, a curator, writer, and museum administrator, asks the big question: Are DJs, Rappers, and Bloggers ‘Curators’?

Feeding frenzy

10th March 2013 by Troy Gronsdahl

Contribute to our collection of home inspired photos. Tag your Instagram photos with #homeshowyxe and get in the mix!