Arts Creativity

Curation is the new creation

Curation is now a desired profession, mostly because it has shifted from unearthing rarities in libraries and music crates to digging through the plethora of online content to find the most remarkable stuff.

Curators spend hours vetting material so the rest of us can save time.  But that’s also why self-discovery is so gratifying.

Often times we find something that hasn’t been curated yet and we love it for that very reason.  The discovery is our own.

Most of the time we’re surveyors of art and merely pin, tweet, and Facebook what a curator has already plucked for us.  We curate for our friends and followers.

Curators are not creators but get appreciated the same.  Curators have a good eye for art and how it gets displayed. It’s an art.

But we need curators to educate us beyond museums and into online.

Whether you’re creating or curating, innovation is recognized no matter where it comes from, how it’s found, or how it spreads.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.