Curation Station

A lesson on word origin and contemporary interpretation.

The word CURATE is known to have originated in the mid fourteenth century, derived from curatus "one responsible for the care of (souls)." Although primarily used in religious syntax, its evolution has taken on a more generalized meaning and is known to describe all aspects of "caring to" in one sense or another. Today, most people associate it with fine arts and the intellectual and academic organization of visual media in a defined space. This, unfortunately, has become a problem. The perpetuation of this narrow definition in contemporary art has essentially led to the misconception of the definition of the word itself.

"Curate" is to "organize" as "masticate" is to "chew."


  1. Dear Wittle Weenies,

    your comments are about as interesting as your posts, dull much. And self centered which is boring. Wee thought this shitsnog was supposed to bee about US. U kids really suck. Keep trying though, maybe someday you will be able to pick the lint from the master artists you make fun of. Butt wee doubt it from you low iq and slow work ethic.


  2. Won't print our comments yo!!!!!!!!???????? Or are yous just lazy and real slooooooooooooo???????!!!!!!!!! U say wee must bee loserz cause wee visit yous, and u may have sumptin there, butt wee are pros and super fast unlike yous amateurs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. We dont have internet. That is why we are so slow. We post this shit via remote viewing.

  4. "Awesome" in relation to your post, not the comments. Wanted to clarify.

    Wha Happened, Vincent Romaniello? I'm sincerely asking "wha happened?"

  5. You should keep trying to post nonsense because your actual opinions suck.

  6. Weee wood du a piece on yous butt u suck too bad even for us to other Shaun Baer. No one cumz here xcept for us and that is just to remind u that we add zero to the wasted load called sillytowne blahgging.

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    Oh yeah, wha du u call that piece-ocrap thang with a boxin glove????????? Is dat your art. wee hopez u are going back to school cause u don't seem capable of learnign from watching us. U are another Arrested Development follower.

  7. Wee know for a fact that u don't get hundredz of hits, you liars, especially unique hitz. Butt wee won't shame u with the stats that anybody can find.

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    Wee have transcended all that crap plus wee are great, our blahg is the best f'n thing to happen in fillytowne in many years love it or hate it and yous know it and wee are proz all the way around yo. But of course you and wittle wannabee suck assez so u will never admit it. Y else du u exist other than to stand up for your insider frenz and the establishment u so bad want to be part of. Well know what... FORGEDDABOUTIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Vincent reminds me of a robot that Captain Kirk is trying to talk down and he's imploding.

  9. Interesting piece about curating in the NYTimes last October.

    "The word “curate,” lofty and once rarely spoken outside exhibition corridors or British parishes, has become a fashionable code word among the aesthetically minded, who seem to paste it onto any activity that involves culling and selecting. In more print-centric times, the term of art was “edit” — as in a boutique edits its dress collections carefully. But now, among designers, disc jockeys, club promoters, bloggers and thrift-store owners, curate is code for “I have a discerning eye and great taste.” Or more to the point, “I belong.”"

    Oh, and dear Like Somebody Cares, Arrested Development is AWESOME!

  10. just followed the link from your photo. I'm slow.

  11. When all of yous foolz realize that kissing the insiderz assez isn't going to du jack shit for yous you can then write stories for us and wee will post dem. That is if you ever actually think of sumptin to write and illustrate, duh. Then because wee have actual readerz, your shit will bee seeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!! Shaun.

    lovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeee yas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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