The Financial Times examines the “wow” factor, that has come to define the Tate Modern’s programming in the past decades, going deep into the museum’s curatorial focus and exploratory, often sensational exhibition plans to understand the museum’s impact on curatorial and exhibition practice in that time frame. “Tate Modern’s thematic displays not only revolutionized how museums tell — or don’t — the history of art; they also promoted a reversal of power between artist and curator,” author Jackie Wullschlager writes. “Chronological arrangements more or less protect art from curatorial interference. Thematic ones put a curator’s theoretical agenda first, prejudging and predetermining our responses, and selecting work by content or ideology rather than quality.
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