Thoughts on Curating Experience

Rachel Cook, Assistant Curator at DiverseWorks

Who is Rachel Cook?

Rachel Cook is a curator and writer. Her curatorial and academic interests include reconsidering the relationship between images and objects, and investigating a set of possibilities for how to read and consider the hybrid uses of photography and sculpture in recent art.

In her academic work she has pursued a variety of contemporary issues and cultural ideas including, the human rights discourse surrounding ideas of what constitutes evidence, as well as issues surrounding notions of witnessing, testimony, and forensic objects. Recent curatorial group projects include Undetectable (Visual AIDS, La Mama Galleria, NYC), Not-Not-Not Images-Objects (Meulensteen Gallery, NYC), and Three Evidentiary Claims (CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson). She has previously worked for dOCUMENTA (13)’s publication team, and most recently as a summer fellow for the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York.

Additionally she has written for a number of art journals and publications including Flash Art, Gulf Coast, Art Lies, and ...might be good, among others. She holds a MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Currently, she is the Assistant Curator at DiverseWorks.


Arts in Houston Lecture Series: Thoughts on Curating Experience

Tuesday, Nov. 19th 2013 at 5-7pm

212 M.D. Anderson Library

Houston, TX

The Center for Creative Work at The Honors College, University of Houston presents The Arts in Houston Lecture Series. Entrepreneurs and innovators in the arts will discuss how to explore the dynamics of creativity, forging synergy between city and university, while envisioning groundbreaking exhibits and performances.


The event will be hosted in The Honors College Commons.


Food and Beverages will be provided!



What is DiverseWorks?

DiverseWorks presents new visual, performing, and literary art. DiverseWorks values the artistic process and encourages artists to test new ideas in the public arena. By investigating the social, cultural, and artistic issues of our time, DiverseWorks builds, educates, and sustains audiences for contemporary art.



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