Smart Tactics: Curating Difficult Content (English Edition) eBook –

High profile art controversies today come at a frequency unseen since the s Culture Wars But those who work in art institutions know that headlines and hashtags are just a fraction of the real story The long term effects of public censorship controversies on museums and other art institutions are just a fraction of the political, community and financial pressures curators face when preparing exhibitions In the long run, the agility with which curators and museum directors navigate these internal and external forces determines the openness of the cultural field muchso than any individual controversy SMART TACTICS Curating Difficult Content examines the internal and external pressures curators must navigate when considering potentially controversial material Combining decades of advocacy experience with extensive interviews and curatorial surveys, this volume includes both a report on what happens behind the scenes in art institutions and a handbook for confronting the challenges of curating difficult content A must read for curators at every stage of their careers The National Coalition Against Censorship is committed to preserving freedom of expression as a vital element of a democratic society and an essential human right For overyears, NCAC has worked to protect the rights of all to think, create and explore new ideas NCACs Arts Advocacy Program is the only national project dedicated to working directly with individual artists and curators involved in censorship disputes For bulk institutional orders, contact NCAC directly