[artinfo] Call for applications for 2020/21: CAS/MAS in Curating

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Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich, Switzerland

CAS/MAS in Curating postgraduate programme-digitally expanded

Online info event: May 16, 4pm, Central European Time

Application deadline: June 30

International, English speaking programme offered 
by Center for Continuing Education at the Zurich 
University of the Arts, Switzerland.

Please attend the online info event via 
link (Passwort: 2sQ3S2).

In our current situation, there is an even 
greater desire to reach out to form international 
bonds despite the difficult circumstances. 
Established in 2005, the Postgraduate Programme 
in Curating has built an international trajectory 
since 2008, constantly broadening its 
international network and connecting with 
contemporary art practitioners worldwide, beyond 
"Western" canons of art history. Since 2018, 
programme participants have been able to attend 
all courses online, which has enabled the 
programme to host students from various cities 
and regions across the world (Bangalore, Bangkok, 
Barcelona, Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Milan, New 
York, St. Petersburg, São Paulo, Tokyo, Zurich, 
and more).

Closing events of the educational year 2020 and beyond
-June 13: Online diploma exhibition with a talk 
by Sergio Edelsztein, interventions by Berit 
Fischer and others
-June 27-28: Online conference: Contemporary Art 
Biennials-Our Hegemonic Machines in States of 
Emergency at the 9th Bucharest Biennale
-September 12: Launch of OnCurating, the Zurich 
Issue: Dark Matter, Grey Zones, Red Light and 
Bling Bling (constant cooperation with the 
-October: Excursion Ruru haus, Kassel-hosted by ruangrupa, Documenta fifteen
-November: Curating on the Move-workshop at the Taipei Biennale 2020

Postgraduate Programme in Curating
The postgraduate programme in Curating is 
conceived of as a discursive platform which 
imparts key areas of contemporary 
exhibition-making by way of praxis-oriented 
project °©work. With instruction modules, group 
activities, seminars and lectures held by an 
international selection of guest lecturers, from 
various fields. The programme focuses less on the 
"genius concept" of the exhibition planner as 
individual author-a highly controversial topic 
since the 1990s-than on cooperative, 
interdisciplinary working methods, as employed in 
film productions or non-government organizations. 
Exhibition-making/curating means the creation of 
innovative structures for the presentation of 
cultural artefacts and contemporary discourse 
through interdisciplinary collaboration. In this 
field art, digital media, design, and 
architecture intermesh in new ways.

Brief outline
-Contemporary discourse on art and curating (see 
-Carrying out single and collaborative 
projects and 
-Distance Learning opportunity (for participants 
from abroad every session can be attended online)
-MAS with 90 ECTS
-Possibility to advance to the 
Programme in Practice in Curating

Guest speakers
In addition to the teaching team at the 
University of the Arts Dorothee Richter, Ronald 
Kolb, Alexandra Blättler and Daniel Morgenthaler 
we invite a wide range of international curators 
and artists among others Sabih Ahmed, Marius 
Babias, Jeebesh Bagchi, Ursula Biemann, Beatrice 
von Bismarck, René Block, Lionel Bovier, Sabeth 
Buchmann, Zasha Colah, Sergio Edelsztein, Claire 
Farago & Donald Preziosi, Alistair Hudson, Jeanne 
van Heeswijck, Daniel Kurjakovic, Maria Lind, 
Florian Malzacher, Oliver Marchart, Cesare 
Pietroiusti, Shwetal Patel, Farid Ragun 
(ruangrupa), Oliver Ressler, Stella Rollig, Henk 
Slager, Support Structure, Adam Szymczyk, Mirjam 
Varadinis, Axel John Wieder, Dmitry Vilensky, 
Joanna Warsza, Rein Wolfs, and more.

Cooperation partners
Migros Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Kunsthalle 
Zurich, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Künstlerhaus 
Bremen, Kunstmuseum Thun, Kunstmuseum Bern, 
Grafik Museum Lljubljana, Centre for Contemporary 
Art, Tel Aviv; Connecting Space Hong Kong, 
Humboldt Universität Berlin, Hochschule für 
Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Zentrum für Kunst und 
Medien/Centre for art and media, Karlsruhe; 
Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, OnCurating 
Project Space, Zürich, Kunstverein Baden 
Württemberg, Corner College Zürich, Kunsthaus 
Zürich, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien, 
Kunstakademie Stuttgart, University of Reading, 
Webjournal, Kunstmuseum Basel

Collaborations with the publication platform 
and the PhD in Practice in Curating, 
Practice-Based Doctoral Programme, University of 

ZHdK and Zurich
Zurich University of the Arts is amongst the 
largest art schools in Europe. While firmly 
anchored in greater Zurich, our influence extends 
well beyond Switzerland to the wider 
international stage. Zurich as the cultural 
centre for art in Switzerland provides a unique 
and vibrant cultural scene at the heart of Europe.

Head of the programme: Prof. Dr. Dorothee Richter
<https://email.e-flux-systems.com/campaigns/po486bptx35d0/track-url/rj476aj0679d5/609888d5aa96832cf4285bf5637e1352a0314b52>dorothee.richter at zhdk.ch

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