WORLD OF ART, School of Contemporary Arts



Summer Seminars for Art Curators

Between Exposition and Mediation

July 23-August 7, 2007, Yerevan, Armenia

Daedline for application: April 15, 2007

After successfully completing and summarizing the results of the first international summer school for art curators organized in July 4-17, 2006 in Yerevan, Armenia, the National Association of Art Critics (NAAC) now intends to further develop the program focusing on partnership and networking with regional actors in the field of art criticism and curating.

The first year's summer school brought together prospective and already practicing young curators from former socialist countries (from Slovenia Monika Ivancic and Tevz Logar) and Turkey into a lively and productive environment of workshops and seminars.

The summer seminars' program 2007 is organized in collaboration with SCCA-Ljubljana, Soros Center for Contemporary Art - Alma Aty and BM Center for Contemporary Art, Istanbul.

The 2007 summer seminars and the workshop for art curators will center on the relation of the art critic and curator on the one hand and curator-artist on the other, in the face of globalization/westernization of the art market and big exhibitions; i. e. biennales, art fairs and festivals as one of the outcomes of these processes that have penetrated into former socialist countries since the mid-1990's. The program will focus on curating as a critical practice, and particularly, the curator as someone who combines the management of relations (artist-curator, artist-critics and artist-society) with the function of evaluation. We will discuss historically and culturally unique art events and practices where the curator combining the roles of a presenter and a critic has chosen different strategies of display and mediation.

All the applications should arrive before the closing date. The applications and related materials should be submitted to the relevant partner-organization in your region by e-mail.

Please, see the information below for submission information according to your country of residence. NAAC's partner institutions will choose several applications for the first round of the competition and forward it to NAAC in early April. The second and final round will be carried out and the funding decisions will be made by NAAC. The final results will be announced by May 15, 2007.

Residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Poland, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia and Slovakia should send the applications and supporting materials by post or e-mail to Sasa Nabergoj or Tevz Logar, e-mail: svetumetnosti@scca-ljubljana.si

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