[artinfo] WHAT COULD/SHOULD CURATING DO? curatorial course

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Call for applications: "WHAT COULD/SHOULD CURATING DO?" curatorial course

September 7-December 7, 2018

Application deadline: April 30

Supervizuelna - contemporary art magazine

<MAILTO:supervizuelna at gmail.com>supervizuelna at gmail.com


A curatorial program hosted in the city of Belgrade, Serbia
Final exhibition project: January 2019

The first international course for emerging 
curators to take place in Belgrade, Serbia, will 
be held from September to December 2018, and will 
draw upon the unique local and regional context 
as a critical source of knowledge. Participants 
will be engaged in a rigorous itinerary of 
extensive studio visits, research visits to 
public and private institutions and collections, 
along with a series of closed door workshop 
sessions led by both international and local 
mentors of the program. The program aims to 
situate curatorial practice within the specific 
contextual framework of the region, while also 
providing insights to the wider international 
framework related to exhibition-making practices 
on both a theoretical and practical level.

Over the course of the three month-long program, 
international cultural producers will conduct 
specific workshops related to different aspects 
of curating, offering participants the 
opportunity to individually and collectively 
consider the different institutional aspects that 
often frame curatorial endeavors. For the 
culmination of the course, participants will 
propose a collective exhibition and will also be 
tasked with working on the accompanying 

Niels Van Tomme, director at De Appel in 
Amsterdam (a contemporary art institution that 
runs a pioneering curatorial programme since 
1994), will give an inaugural lecture in June 
about the prominent role the Curatorial Programme 
takes within De Appel's institutional context 
(final date to be confirmed).

The Belgrade-based artist Sa”a Tkaãenko has been 
commissioned to develop the visual identity for 
the project, as well as to conceive how to best 
document the project and the final exhibition in 
book format.

The primary mentors for the course include 
Dorothea von Hantelmann (Bard College, Berlin); 
Antariksa (co-founding member of KUNCI Cultural 
Studies Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia); the Flash 
Art Magazine editorial team (Flash Art is a 
bimonthly magazine focused on contemporary art, 
based in Milan); Elena Filipoviç (director of 
Kunsthalle Basel);Tara McDowell (director of 
curatorial practice at Monash University in 
Melbourne, Australia); Maria Lind (director of 
Tensta konsthall, Stockholm); Matt Packer 
(director of EVA International); Hou Hanru 
(artistic director of MAXXI Rome, Italy); and 
What, How & for Whom (a curatorial collective 
formed in 1999 and based in Zagreb, Croatia), 
among others.

Application requirements:
Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger
No prior degrees in art or art history are required
The course fee of 300 EUR (international 
participants will be assisted with finding 
accommodation in Belgrade-an accommodation rate 
is approximately 150 EUR per month)

Applications should include the following items 
as a single Word or PDF document, sent by email 
<mailto:what.could.curating.do at gmail.com>what.could.curating.do at gmail.com 
with the subject line Curatorial-course-Belgrade 
by April 30, 2018

Letter of Interest (500 words maximum, explaining 
why you are interested in curatorial practices)
Project Description (300 words maximum, an urgent 
project you would like to develop)

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 September 7, 2018.

The final list of the participants will be announced in May 2018.

The course is long term project initiated by 
Biljana åiriç together with Supervizuelna, with 
the following institutions as project partners: 
The Yugoslav Film Archive Museum, The Museum of 
Contemporary Art Belgrade, GRAD-European Center 
for Culture and Debate, EVA International - 
Ireland's Biennial and Zepter Museum.

Project was supported by: Goethe Institute in 
Belgrade, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Belgrado, 
Embassy of Sweden, Embassy of the Kingdom of the 
Netherlands, EU Info Centre; Eugster Gallery, 
Rima Gallery, Zepter Hotel. Media partners: EUNIC 
Serbia, RTS3.

For more information about the application 
process and/or invited lecturers for the program, 
please refer to the Supervizuelna website: 

Project contacts:
Ana Anakijev (coordinator): <mailto:anaanakijev at gmail.com>anaanakijev at gmail.com
Katarina Kostandinoviç (coordinator): 
<mailto:katarina.kostandinovic at gmail.com>katarina.kostandinovic at gmail.com

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