[artinfo] Open call: De Appel Curatorial Programme 2018-19

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Curatorial Programme 2018-19

Application deadline: January 15
De Appel invites emerging international curators to apply for its 
renewed ten-month long, full-time educational platform in Amsterdam.

Since its inception in 1994, De Appel Curatorial Programme is a 
prime, internationally respected incentive for the advancement of the 
theory and practice of curatorial activities, as well as its manifold 
ideological framings. The programme has under the directorship of 
Niels Van Tomme continued to pursue these ambitions yet has 
simultaneously shifted towards a more research-oriented approach. Six 
emerging curators with various academic and/or experiential 
backgrounds will be selected to develop projects within the 
programme's core theme: de-universalization.

This curatorial prompt offers a conscious rejection of the increasing 
standardisation of curatorial thinking and explores alternative ways 
of conceptualizing, developing and implementing exhibitions, 
performances, public programmes and screenings. Rather than viewing 
these formats as static notions, the Curatorial Programme approaches 
them as multifaceted concepts with dynamic definitions that should be 
constantly extended and adapted.

Parallel to a conversation-based, immersive learning trajectory, the 
programme expands to an innovative seminar and workshop model 
resulting in individually developed research and writing assignments, 
as well as a collective curatorial project hosted at De Appel. The 
emphasis is on developing critical and experimental curatorial 
attitudes, and on fostering a self-reflexive and future-oriented 
ecology of curating.

More info on De Appel Curatorial Programme, its previous participants 
and teachers: <http://deappel.nl/en/curatorial-programme>here.

Based upon the submitted documents about twelve candidates will be 
short-listed. Interviews will take place between March 19 and 30, 
2018 with an international jury, which will select the final six 
participants of De Appel Curatorial Programme 2018-19.

Application requirements
1. The application form, completed and signed (see 
<http://deappel.nl/en/curatorial-programme>website under "practical 
2. Motivation letter, max. 500 words
3. Response of max. 300 words each, to the following questions:
-What is the relationship between art and universal values?
-Why is the history of exhibition making almost told exclusively from 
the point of view of group exhibitions?
-Motivate the one project you would most eagerly like to realise in 
the next two years.
4. CV, max. 2 pages
5. Two written references of (former) tutors, colleagues or 
employers, in English

The application should be submitted in one single Pdf-document with 
items in the above order. Completed applications should be sent 
digitally to: 
<mailto:cp-application at deappel.nl>cp-application at deappel.nl

For questions, contact the Curatorial Programme's coordinator Liza 
Nijhuis: <mailto:liza at deappel.nl>liza at deappel.nl

De Appel
Schipluidenlaan 12
1062 HE Amsterdam
the Netherlands


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