[artinfo] Curator without a parachute
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"Curator without a parachute"
Tuesday 18 November 2014, 14-18h
Free entry with reservation:
<mailto:accueil at fracbretagne.fr>accueil at fracbretagne.fr
19 avenue André Mussat
Independent curators invited to create biennales
or large exhibitions are often described
(somewhat pejoratively) as having been
"parachuted" into a project. What is the impact
of this practice on the local art scene, on the
exhibitions they create, and on their curatorial
Six international curators-working in
institutions and as freelancers-are invited to
Rennes on the occasion of Les Ateliers de Rennes
- contemporary art biennale, to discuss together
this profession that is simultaneously
delocalized and rooted in a specific territory.
Panel discussion 1 (in French)
"Guest curators - traveling with their shells on their back"
In Dutch there is an expression that guests, like
fish, stay but three days fresh. What is the
"best before date" for guest curators? How long
are they welcome in the institutions that host
them? Looking at the interaction between these
hosts and guests, this panel discussion explores
the dynamics of the invited curator and the
different formats that such an invitation can
Laurence Gateau (Director, Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou)
Florence Ostende (independent curator & adjunct curator at Dallas Contemporary)
Émilie Renard (Director, La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec)
Sophie Kaplan, Director, La Criée centre d'art contemporain
Panel discussion 2 (in English)
"Curators from near or far?"
Many biennales adopt the model of inviting a
different curator for each edition. What is the
reasoning behind this approach and what are its
implications? Bringing together curators with
experience of being the invitee and the inviter
for such a situation, this panel discussion looks
at possible alternatives to parachuting
"international" curators into "local" biennales.
Nav Haq (curator, MuHKA, Antwerp)
Xenia Kalpaktsoglou (co-director of the Athens Biennale)
Ralph Rugoff (Director, Hayward Gallery, London
and curator of the Lyon Biennale 2015)
Zoë Gray, curator of PLAY TIME, 4th edition of
Les Ateliers de Rennes - contemporary art biennale
What is an IKT Lab?
IKT Labs are a series of events initiated by
the international association of curators of
contemporary art. They are discursive platforms
designed as moments to share ideas about
professional practice. Open to IKT members and to
the general public.
This IKT Lab is a collaboration between PLAY
TIME, Les Ateliers de Rennes - contemporary art
biennale (4th edition), Frac Bretagne and La
Criée centre d'art contemporain.
Conceived by Catherine Elkar (director, Frac
Bretagne), Zoë Gray (curator of PLAY TIME, 4th
edition of Les Ateliers de Rennes - contemporary
art biennale), and Sophie Kaplan (Cirector, La
Criée centre d'art contemporain).
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