The Invitational

The American Academy of Arts and Letters’ “Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts” opened on March 4th and runs through April 12th. The 250 Academy members look at contemporary American art and find about 150 artists who they nominate. These artists are then narrowed down to this year’s participants by a committee of 10 who choose those to be included his years show. 37 were chosen. The curator Souhad Rafey, then working with the artists, picks the work to be included based on their input and her own vision for the exhibit. – See more at:

Three Correlations WB 2014

Authors: Yuko Otomo  –  Christine Hughes – Randee Silv

By various estimates there are between 60 and 300 biennials worldwide, and the number seems to be growing daily. Each biennial (which is by definition a show of contemporary art) has at least one curator, usually more. Where are all these curators coming from? And what is their role in the current art market? – See more at: