Jeppe Ugelvig, Independent Curator, New York and London In his first book, Fashion Work, released this spring by the Italian publisher Damiani, Jeppe Ugelvig orbits the twenty-five-year chunk of myth where experimental entities like Bernadette Corporation, BLESS and DIS threw lines between art and fashion, roiling the increasingly corporate infrastructures that undergird both worlds with new models for creative and cultural assembly. Ugelvig’s writing is confident, meticulous and playful. He submits the genre-defying brands who trafficked in transitory interventions to an academic rigor that, unlike so much of the art historical work done today, doesn't seal off the excitement of the era, but teases it out to make it newly accessible.
These 10 Curators Are the Future
This year, in the midst of multiple, intertwined global crises, we decided to broaden the horizons of our annual round-up of young curators, focusing our efforts on the power of vision rather than the lure of youth. This is in part because we believe it will require an intergenerational and international cast of characters, working in solidarity, to dismantle the virulent systems currently in place and to build the scaffolding for new ones to thrive. Here are 10 curators we see leading by example: translating their empathy and devotion into action.