[oberlist] RS* call/cur: WHAT COULD/SHOULD CURATING DO?” curatorial course 2019
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Call for applications: WHAT COULD/SHOULD CURATING DO?
We are pleased to announce the second edition of the curatorial program,
What Could/Should Curating Do?, hosted in the city of Belgrade.
August 26November 26, 2019
Application deadline: March 18
What Could/Should Curating Do?
WCSCD was launched in 2018 as an international curatorial course situated
in a specific, local context framed by its Post-Yugoslav identity, the
After the inaugural pilot year program, we continue to contribute to the
thinking and doing around the curatorial field with an intense,
three-month long program that draws upon the unique local and regional
context as a critical source of knowledge. Simultaneously, this program
also intends to provide insights into the wider international framework
related to exhibition-making practices on both a theoretical and practical
The curriculum for the course includes weekly writing assignments,
presentations, studio visits, institutional visits, lectures, and
mentoring sessions with local and international practitioners. As part of
the program for 2019 a research visit to a different part of the Balkan
region is also being planned.
During the course, participants will develop and propose a collective
exhibition project that will be presented the last month of the
laterdepending on the nature of the project.
The course offers participants the opportunity to meet and learn from many
leading professionals in the field of contemporary curating. The primary
mentors for the course include Luca Lo Pinto (Kunshtalle Wien, Vienna);
Charles Esche (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven); Zdenka Badovinac (Moderna
Galerija, Ljubljana); Nikita Yingqian Cai (Times Museum, Guangzhou); Ares
Shporta (Lumbardhi Foundation, Prizren); Dan Cameron (New York); Matt
Packer (EVA International, Limerick); Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (Castello
di Rivoli, Turin); and others.
Patrick D. Flores, Artistic Director of the 2019 Singapore Biennial will
give a kick-off lecture in May of 2019, titled Singapore Biennial 2019:
Some Political Inspirations. The presentation speaks to the method and
conceptual impulse to convene a biennial in Singapore, noting the lively
milieu of contemporary art in Southeast Asia and the ethical demands
involved in evoking this liveliness.
Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger
No prior degrees in art or art history are required
The course fee is 350 EUR. The fee does not include
International participants will be assisted with finding
accommodations in Belgradeaccommodations are approximately 180 EUR per
month. The standard course fee also does not cover travel and
accommodations on research trips. Successful applicants should prepare an
allowance of approximately 300 EUR to cover these additional costs.
How to apply:
Applications should include the following items as a single Word or PDF
document, sent by email to what.could.curating.do at gmail.com with the
subject line: Curatorial-Course-Belgrade by March 18, 2019:
Letter of Interest (500 words maximum, explaining your interest in
Project Description (300 words maximum, an urgent project you would
Based on the quality of the submitted documents, 15 participants will be
selected to attend the course. Selected applicants should plan to arrive
in Belgrade no later than August 25, 2019.
The final list of participants will be announced in May 2019. The final
curriculum of the program will be confirmed in June 2019 and shared with
the attending curators at that time.
The WCSCD curatorial course is a long term project initiated by Biljana
Ćirić, with the support and collaboration of the following
partner institutions: The Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade; EVA
InternationalIrelands Biennial of Contemporary Art; and Zepter
Asociatia Oberliht / Association
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