While on a Brain Fuzz Deep Dive in Savannah GA, Joe and Matthew are joined by curator Rachel Reese. In a first for Brain Fuzz, the conversation is simulcasted live from the Jepson Center on KCHUNG radio. More about that in the podcast.
They discuss museums and the life of a curator. Along the way, they go post-studio and talk about Instagram’s impact on how curators discover work. The rise of artist-run spaces is explored.
Shows about “The South” are brought into question. Savannah’s unique ecosystem is examined.
Also referenced in this episode: Studio Visit Do’s and Don’t’s. Rachel describes a foot injury and how that can impact a studio visit too.
Who Is Rachel Reese?
Rachel Reese is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA. She is a curator, arts writer, and independent publisher. Reese holds an MFA from City College New York, CUNY.
Reese has held positions at Atlanta Contemporary; Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia; Deitch Projects, Petzel Gallery and Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York. As an arts writer, Reese was the editor of BURNAWAY Magazine in Atlanta, and her writing and artist interviews appear in BOMB Daily, Temporary Art Review, TWELV Magazine, and ART PAPERS, among others. She has taught Critical Issues art courses at PAFA in Philadelphia and Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Reese is currently organizing 2017 exhibitions with William Wegman, Triple Candie, and a group exhibition titled Generation with Iraqi-Canadian artists Sawsan AlSaraf, Sundus Abdul Hadi and Tamara Abdul Hadi; and 2018 exhibitions with Carrie Mae Weems, and Atlanta-based Paul Stephen Benjamin.