Conversation: Ronan McCrea & Paul O'Neill
This discussion will look at Ronan McCrea's current exhibition Efference Copy Mechanism, expanding upon some of the ideas within the show.
Dr. Paul O’Neill is an Irish curator, artist, writer and educator. He is the Artistic Director of PUBLICS, a curatorial agency and event space with a dedicated library, and reading room in Helsinki (www.publics.fi). Between 2013-17, he was Director of the Graduate Program at the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS), Bard College. Paul is widely regarded as one of the foremost research-oriented curators, and leading scholar of curatorial practice, public art and exhibition histories. He has also worked closely with the artist Ronan McCrea on numerous curatorial projects since the 1990s.
Paul’s writing has been published in many books, catalogues, journals and magazines, and he is author of the critically acclaimed The Culture of Curating Curating Culture(s) with MIT Press, 2012. His most recent anthologies include, The Curatorial Conundrum…, and How Institutions Think co-edited with Lucy Steeds and Mick Wilson, and published with The MIT Press, CCS Bard College and Luma Foundation, in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Most recently he is co-editing the book Curating After the Global: Roadmaps to the Present, to be published with the MIT Press, CCS Bard and LUMA Foundation, 2019.
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