Pluto Press buys 'punchy' curation critique

Pluto Press buys 'punchy' curation critique

Pluto Press has acquired a study of curation by author and critic David Balzer, titled Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else.

Editor David Shulman bought World English rights, excluding North America, from Coach House Press in Canada.

Curationism is described as a “punchy” study that explores the cult of curation, where it began, how it came to dominate museums and galleries, and how it has entered popular culture as the dominant mode of organising and giving value to content. 

Shulman said: “Balzer is one of the best critics of art and culture working today, and with this book, he brilliantly sheds light upon a strange, pervasive, and utterly contemporary cultural phenomenon that now goes far beyond the gallery and into our everyday lives. I’m thrilled to be working with him.”

Curationism will be published in paperback on 20th April. David Balzer will be in the UK for publicity upon publication.