26.07.2018

CreArt Curators' Seminar > What is to curate an exhibition? Presenting the past, narrating the present (Portugal)

This seminar will explore the relationship between history of art and curating, as well as the narrative production involved in curating. It will focus on contemporary exhibitions on twentieth century art. It will address the following issues:

  • Curating in a centre-periphery dynamics: peripheral artistic practices, curating and history production

  • The role of curating regarding pre-defined artistic canons or hierarchies of artistic practices

  • Market, politics and social dynamics: curating as practice of interference

  • Art history's changing practices and curatorial practices

  • The role of the museum in rethinking the museum and its narratives

  • Changing ways of seeing, changing ways of thinking - balancing communication, placing doubt, displaying as narrative production

The seminar will consist in exposing sessions and case-study sessions, including the discussion of essays, a visit to an exhibition to be discussed in class and the participation of a visiting independent curator.

PARTICIPANTS AND SELECTIONS CRITERIA
_The seminar is open to local curators and artists – born or resident- in any of the cities taking part in “CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation”:  Aveiro [PT], Clermont Ferrand and Rouen [FR], Genoa and Lecce [IT], Kaunas [LT], Katowice and Lublin [PL], Liverpool [UK], Skopje [MK], Valladolid [ES], Zagreb [HR].
_Curators and artists should have a degree in Arts, Curating or related areas or at least one year work experience in a museum/galley environment. 
 
CONDITIONS 
_Organization covers the travel expenses [up to 600 €] and accommodation, except for the participants from Aveiro.
_Organization offers subsistence [meals] to all participants during the workshop [29th to 31th October]
_Participants should bring with them a laptop or notebook
_Participants should attend all sessions of the seminar 

Deadline: 16 September 2018

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