I am a curator. Like everyone else. (laughs)
But what is a curator exactly? And what does the explosive popularity of curating say about our own culture’s relationship with taste, labour, and the avant-garde? [ref]
I like gathering things, connecting them, sharing them with others in a way that positions me as a taste-making host: sounds fun, doesn’t it? Because it looks like anything can be ‘curated’, from music festivals to artisanal cheese. [ref]
For this occasion, I have dared to ‘curate’ a playlist. Please feel free to listen to it before, while or after you visit the exhibition.
[ref] Excerpts from:
David Balzer. Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else (Coach House Books, 2014).
21 Tracks to Choke Upon, a contribution - a playlist - by Isabel Blanco-Fernández to the exhibition The Dose Makes the Poison, curated by Margaux Bonopera, the first guest curator invited by Elisabeth del Prete to participate in Carousel’s programme of contemporary art shows.
Open until 23 April 2017. Carousel, 71 Blandford Street, London W1U 8AD.
Veneno – Tropkillaz Remix /// Beauty Brain
Poisonous Gas /// Anamanaguchi
She's Lost Control – 2010 Remastered Version /// Joy Division
Mc Donald's and Coca Cola Are Great Evil of Today /// E.Day
Substance Abuse /// Smoke Dza, Den 10
Sócrates /// Edson Velandia
Substance Abuse – Original Mix /// Dodge & Fuski
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Single Version /// Iron Butterfly
Antidote /// Migos
Is It Poison, Nanny? /// Hans Zimmer
It’s Time to Wake Up 2023 /// La Femme
Her Emotion /// Cain
Peruvian Cocaine /// Immortal Technique
The Alcoholic /// Röyksopp
Substance Called Love /// Segilola
Dosage /// Dead Fader
Superfast Jellyfish /// Gorillaz, Gruff Rhys, De La Soul
Nutmeg /// Infected Mushroom
With a Smile and a Song – Remastered /// Adriana Caselotti
Antidote – Knife Party Dub /// Swedish House Mafia
5/4 Snakebite Rattle /// Moondog