Alison Green is an art historian, critic and curator and Course Leader of MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins, London.
"Considering the growing interest in curatorial theory in recent
years, When Artists Curate is a timely publication that
neatly summarizes and expands upon a rapidly developing body of
literature. . . . Green strategically positions a wide variety of
contemporary art within challenging theoretical frames, but her
work is well researched and offers an ambitious perspective on the
intersections of art making and exhibiting. This book would be
useful for academic libraries supporting communities with
particular interest in contemporary art, curatorial theory, museum
studies, relational aesthetics, and institutional
critique."--Andrew Wang, Instructional Design Librarian, Ringling
College of Art + Design "ARLIS/NA Reviews"
"Green's book, When Artists Curate, provides a broader overview, albeit within a principally European and American context. Developed from her research into the exhibitions staged by the collective Group Material in the 1980s, Green presents a narrative in which artists have paved the way in expanding definitions of exhibition making and curating. . . . Although Green highlights the risk of alienating a public that does not know how to participate, she ultimately celebrates the idiosyncratic connections an artist might engender in their curatorial approach."--Andrew Wang, Instructional Design Librarian, Ringling College of Art + Design "Burlington Magazine"