KAREN ARCHEY is Curator of Contemporary Art, Time-based Media at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
THE HELD ESSAYS ON VISUAL ART
By Karen Archey
Dorine, Barbara, Kathy
Before working at a large art institution, like many people I thought of museums as slow-moving machines that are slightly out of place in history; anachronistic titans that are too big to fail.
Since Im a writer, primarily an art critic, Im going to treat the word tool in a way that isnt related to the stuff of artistic practice. Literally, the only tool to which Im attached is my laptop loaded with a pirated, malfunctioning copy of Microsoft Word.