Slow Looking & Porous Links in The Ethics of Scrutiny

We asked writer and researcher Sue Rainsford to sit down with artist, and current IMMA Collection: Freud Project exhibition curator, Daphne Wright, to explore her curation of The Ethics of Scrutiny exhibition in more detail.

Giovani Anselmo: An Artist for all Seasons OR Just what is it that makes Anselmo so different, so appealing?

I had a dream the other night about being third up to pitch for a major art commission and the group before us used artists to act out their proposal. My team in contrast consisted of curators and a lighting designer – we looked at each other terrified and wished to pull out immediately. A common curator’s nightmare perhaps, wary one should be of ignoring artists in favour of a curatorial concept. Ignoring artists could never be an accusation aimed at the various ROSC committees. However the same committees could be accused of ignoring the growing trend of thematic exhibitions.