Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer Seminars 4: Towards Collaborative Curating

Towards Collaborative Curating: Contemporary Curatorial Education in the Age of the Global Art Market
Summer Seminars’ For Contemporary Art Curators,
4th Annual Edition
27 July – 2 August, 2009

Is it still possible to break away from the cycle of reproducing the already existing and inherently hierarchical systems of representation? How do individual curatorial practices reaffirm or subvert the ways in which the global art market functions? Can curating function outside of market conditions? Is it possible to come up with common theories for contemporary curatorial education across heterogeneous contexts, or is curating only a context- specific and context-sensitive practice? What are the main problems facing the curatorial education today? Is it possible to prepare curators who are able to address ever- changing art practices? What role do theories of curating play in practice? These are some of the questions we would like to discuss within the framework of AICA-Armenia’s annual curatorial program, focusing on the intersection of curatorial education, theories and practices.

The 4th edition of the Summer Seminars’ Program for Contemporary Art Curators entitled Towards Collaborative Curating: Contemporary Art in the Age of the Global Art Market brings together art curators, theorists and academics, who are involved in the ongoing theoretical and practical issues of researching and finding adequate methods and modules for curatorial education and practice. The week-long seminars are comprised of lectures, round-table discussions and public presentations.


Monday, July 27th: Towards Critical Education And New Modes of Research
10:00-10:45 -Introductory Note: Nazareth Karoyan and Angela Harutyunyan, AICA-Armenia,"Art Criticism And/As Education"
11:00-12:30 -Lecture: Dr Clémentine Deliss, Director, Future Academy, Edinburgh College of Art
"Future Research Collections in a Period of Recessional Curating"
13:30- 14:30-Round-Table (moderated by Lali Parteneva and Marianna Hovhannisian): Art Education as a Site of Critical Practice
19:00-20:30 -Artists' Talk. Lusine Davidyan and Arpi Adamyan, "Ghost Archive Project"; Mher Azatyan "An Archeology of the Everyday"

Tuesday, July 28th : Art And/As Economy
10:00-11:30 -Lecture by Aras Ozgun, New School for Social Research, "Post-Fordism, Neo-Liberalism, and Cultural Production"
13:00- 14:30 -Round-Table (moderated by Marko Stamenkovic) Economy of Art, Art Education and Curating within the circulation of the Global Art Market
19:00-19:45 - Public Presentation by Nat Muller, free-lance curator, "The Curatorial Affect: Surplus Value in an Age of Globalisation
20:00-20:45 - Public Presentation by Marianna Hovhannisian, Open University, Yerevan, "Season 18: L'Ecole du Magasin"

Wednesday, July 29th: Curator as Producer
10:00-11:30 - Lecture: Mel Jordan and Andy Hewitt (Freee Art Collective ), "On Co-production"
13:00-14:30 - Round-Table: Curating in the Expanded Field (moderated by Joanna Sokolowska ans Sara Stenczer): Curating and Creativity: Curator as Mediator/Translator
19:00-19:45 Public Presentation by Sára Stenczer (curator)
20:00-20:45-Public Presentation by Lali Pertenava (Independent curator and researcher)

Thursday, July 30th: The Practice and Methods of Education
10:00-11:30 Lecture by Malcolm Miles, University of Plymouth, "Contemporary Art, Theory, and Education"
13:00-14:30 Round-Table (moderated by Sara Stenczer): The Pedagogy of Education: Reading Session. Jacques Ranciere’s The Ignorant Schoolmaster
19:00-19:45 Public Presentation by Joanna Sokolowska, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig, Another City, Another Life - of the Archives, video screening with introduction
20:00-20:45 Public Presentation by Viviana Checchia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovakia, FRAME

Friday, July 31: Open Program
10:00-11:00 Video Screening Program I Eva Khachatryan
11:00-13:00- Lunch and Swimming Lessons by Grigor Khachatryan
14:00-15:00 – Visit to an artists’ studio
19:00-20:00 A public conversation with Marko Stamenkovic, conducted by Angela Haryutunyan

*Lectures and Round-Tables take place in Mkhitar Sebastatsi Fine Arts College. Public presentations will take place in Gallery One.

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The Project is Supported by Open Society Institute

1 comment:

zabavka said...

i am glad you like my pictures ;)
i could send you more! )

without jokes the program for 2009 looks amazing! it should be really great! looking forward to get more info etc on it

Alena Boika