Salomé Voegelin at MUSIC, CURATIONISM, AND THE END OF THE AVANT-GARDE
"The contemporary mania for curating has affected many aspects of culture, including (perhaps especially) music, popular and otherwise. This panel discussion explores music's unique relationship with curating: How and when have the art and music worlds intersected? How did hip-hop and turntablism in the 1980s use a curatorial sensibility to redefine music? What was the impact of the retro movement of the 1990s, epitomized by indie bands such as Stereolab and Saint Etienne and the emergence of crate-digging labels such as Soul Jazz? How did the proliferation of art schools in that decade affect music making? How has the contemporary pop star, from Madonna and Michael Jackson to Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, used a curatorial approach to shape their persona? And how have our ways of listening to music, past and present, been informed by curating?" -
An event by Pluto Press and Repeater Books.