Japan Foundation > Curatorial Development Workshop Open Call (Online)

The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN), and the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum are announcing an open call for proposals for a free online Curatorial Development Workshop to be held on 21, 23 and 24 October 2020 via a digital platform.

The Workshop, the sixth in the series since 2009, seeks to reflect on the relationship between the social context of the public health crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and the kind of curatorial mode responsive to the ecology of production. This production has been disrupted because of the restrictions on basic mobility; domestic and international travel; physical interaction; and general everyday activity. This situation, coupled with uncertainty and unpredictability, has affected the economic and emotional well-being of everyone all over the world and rendered daily life and the imagination of the future precarious, even as various forms of violence have in the same breath heightened.

A maximum of nine candidates will be selected for the workshop. Applying candidates must fulfil the following eligibilities:

  • Those who have broad interests in curatorial practices which include contemporary art, art history, architecture, material culture, music and performance and so on.

  • Those who are 35 years old or below at the time of application.

  • Those of Filipino nationality residing in the Philippines or overseas.

Applicants are required to write an essay (800 to 1000 words) titled ‘Before/Beside: The Curatorial as Supplement’ responding to the Brief and proposing ways to mediate three projects proposed by PCAN: ‘Nena Saguil: Search as Method’, ‘Curation as a Collectivist Practice: From Collaboration towards Co-operation and Communal Care’, and ‘But Ears Have No Lids’: A Screening Program on Attention! Attention! and Attention. The chosen participants will be commissioned to curate projects in relation to the conceptual concerns of the brief and to any one or a combination of these three projects.

Deadline: 14 September 2020

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