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Issue No. 2
New Approaches in Contemporary Curating, Spring 2006

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Ben Baruch Blich
The Curator as Iconoclast
Boris Groys
Volatile Objects: Manipulating Heritage
Barbara Leftih
Sameness and Difference in Art and Design
Barbara Bloemink
The Role of a Local Museum in Building the Local Identity
Wojciech Świątkiewicz, Weronika Ślęzak-Tazbir and Maria Świątkiewicz–Mośny
The Museum as a University: Looking Out - Looking In
Sophia Krzys Acord
The Case of the Hagar Art Gallery
Tal Ben-Zvi
The Work of Curating in the Age of Digital Reproduction: the Curator as a Cultural Critic
Ayelet Zohar
Between Displaying and Representing: a Matter of Selection
Ben Baruch Blich
Building Materials: an Email Conversation
Jerzy Michalowicz and Gal Weinstein
Issue 2, Spring 2006: New Approaches in Contemporary Curating The second issue of History and Theory: the Protocols, is dedicated to the role of museums, galleries and curators take in shaping the art scene.
Though deeply rooted in our daily routine life, exhibition spaces of all sorts, still to this day elicit the question as to their legitimacy: are they necessary for the dissemination of art, aesthetic values, political points of view, knowledge, memory, identity, etc., or – in a roundabout way they implicitly serve undercurrent (yet dominant) intricate forces which compel and control the shape of our culture. Would we say that what is displayed in an exhibition truly represents and honestly renders our zeitgeist, or – still to this day, even in democratic free countries, curators manipulate us to conform to preconditioned values?

Ben Baruch Blich
chief editor

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