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Wed Aug 29 09:45:31 CEST 2012

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From: Basak Senova <basak at nomad-tv.net>
Date: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 7:47 PM
Subject: [spectre] International Curator Competition 2012
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International Curator Competition 2012

Application deadline: November 5, 2012

Akbank Sanat announces the first edition of the International Curator
Competition. Curators from around the world are encouraged to submit
proposals by November 5, 2012.

Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition is intended to provide
support for emerging curators, reinforce interest in curatorial practices,
and encourage new projects in the field of contemporary art. Developed and
coordinated by Basak Senova, the competition has an application-based
process. The content and the quality of the proposals will be evaluated by
an international jury consisting of three curators. This year¹s jury
includes Jack Persekian (director of the Al-Ma¹mal Foundation for
Contemporary Art in Jerusalem and the artistic director of Darat Al Funun,
The Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman), Francis McKee (director of CCA,
Glasgow, tutor and research fellow at Glasgow School of Art), and Basak
Senova (independent curator).

The winning curator is given opportunities to realize the proposal as an
exhibition that will run from February 15­April 30, 2013 at Akbank Art
Centre, Istanbul, accompanied by an exhibition catalogue and additional
activities. The curatorial fee, the exhibition production, travel expenses
of the curator/s and artists, the production of the catalogue and the
additional activities will be covered by Akbank Sanat.

Curators under the age of 40 are eligible to apply for the competition.
There is no condition of residency or citizenship. Curators may apply for
the competition as individuals as well as in groups (or as curatorial
collectives). Curators will not be allowed to participate as artists in the

By filling the application form (to be downloaded
from www.akbanksanat.com/icc <http://www.akbanksanat.com/icc> ) the curators
will explain the conceptual framework of the exhibition proposal as well as
the artists and their works in detail. There could be additional activities
(for instance: talks or video screenings) that could be incorporated into
the exhibition proposal. Application forms must be written in English.
Applicants are expected to submit (only electronic copies) the completed
application form, CV (max. 2 pages) and accompanying visual material for
their proposals (max. 4MB in total) by sending emails to icc at akbank.com.
Closing date for applications is November 5, 2012, 17h GMT +2. Late
applications shall not be considered for evaluation. Entries must be
previously unpublished, and the proposal must not have been realised or
exhibited before.

The website www.akbanksanat.com/icc <http://www.akbanksanat.com/icc>
contains the plan of the exhibition space, guidelines, and the application

All applicants will be notified of the jury¹s decision by November, 23,

For further inquiries please contact icc at akbank.com.

Akbank Sanat
Istiklal Cad. No. 8
Beyoglu / Istanbul, Turkey
T +90 212 252 3500

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