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Claire Breukel: Curator, Writer

Claire Breukel:  Curator, Writer

INTRODUCTION TO CLAIRE BREUKEL:  5:00 min.





Introduction to Claire Breukel.

 

South African-born, CLAIRE BREUKEL works between Miami and San Salvador as Director and Curator of Y.ES Contemporary Art El Salvador. After co-curating the 2002 Cape Town Month of Photography biennale and the 2003-2004 the Brett Kebble Art Awards in South Africa, Breukel was introduced to Miami through the Rubell Family Collection. In Miami, she became Executive Director at Locust Projects, an alternative non-profit art space for 3 years before becoming nomadic in her role as Curator of PUMA Creative for sports-lifestyle brand PUMA, where she worked on arts sponsorships and partnerships within Africa and the Caribbean. She co-produced the 2013 (RED) Design Auction at Sotheby’s New York curated by Jony Ive and Marc Newson, and the 2018 (RED) Auction curated by Theaster Gates and Sir David Adjaye.  She has curated exhibitions in Cape Town, Vienna, Prague, New York, Miami and El Salvador, including exhibitions of work by Naama Tsabar at the Museum of Art of El Salvador, Ebony G. Patterson and Peterson Kamwathi at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Art, Rashaad Newson at the Miami Art Museum (now PAMM), and in 2019 she curated “Black Mirror: and Other Third World Reflections, works from The MarIo Cader-Frech Collection” across Florida Atlantic University galleries.  She has written for Harvard’s Revista, Whitewall, Arte Aldia, Eikon, ArtPulse, Wynwood magazine, Women’s Review, Function and Modernity online and Hyperallergic.com, and co-edited the publication, Y.ES Collect Contemporary El Salvador with Mario Cader-Frech and Simón Vega, and edited the book Burneshas of Albania by Jill Peters.

 

The videos below are organized by topic and run between 60 seconds and 5 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

SEIZE THE MOMENT:  47 sec.





What skills or characteristics did you project at the age of 21 that made people confident that you could curate a large multi-venue exhibition?

 

COMING TO MIAMI:  1:41 min.





When did you first come to Miami?  What was your initial impression?

 

THE INFLUENCE OF ART CRITICISM: 1:49 min.





How did art criticism impact the early part of your career? Who were your influencers?

 

CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM – 55 sec.





What’s your experience with constructive vs. negative criticism?

 

EVOLUTION AS A WRITER: 1:57 min.





When did you start writing about art, and how did you develop your voice?

 

CRITICAL TOUCHSTONES – 1:59 min.





Which critics have served as “touchstones” for you?

 

DEVELOPING A COURSE IN ART CRITICISM – 54 sec.





If you were tasked with developing a course in art criticism, what would you do?

 

CHALLENGING SITUATION – 1:35 min.





Describe a challenging situation that you overcame successfully.

 

EVOLUTION OF MIAMI:  1:47 min.





It seems like Miami is always on the verge of greatness as an art community. Will it ever get over the hump and surpass LA and Chicago?