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.
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?
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’?