[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.
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
<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
1062 HE Amsterdam
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