The manner of reflection of the socio-economic factors coming along with the global capitalist system on “art and society” relationships in line with the current trends of contemporary art in 20th century resulted in the perception of “curatorship” as a new profession both nationally and internationally.
The purpose of organizing contemporary art related projects “institutionally” with higher financial budgets as a principle underlies expositions having curators that have started to emerge as of 1980s in plastic arts.
Except for the fact that contemporary art related organizations are sponsored with institutional supports, the way of actualization of these practices has paved the way for quite a few discussions in terms of content in art circles.
In this essay, the starting point shall be museum environment which constitutes the fundamental basis of curatorial production by researching the relationships that curatorial organizations establish with the global capitalism. In the onward sections, critical approaches existing in the art environment shall be attempted to be presented from the point of this subject’s current significance. Furthermore, socio-cultural and socio-political dimensions of the problems ascertained regarding the subject shall be emphasized and an objective conclusion shall be attempted to be reached concerning the situation curatorship is in.
Keywords: Contemporary art, Globalism, Capitalism, Curatör, Crıtic