4th Summer Seminar For Contemporary Art Curators

Laboratorium of Curatorial Practices
Season 12: 2008/09

Towards Collaborative Curating

27 July-2 August, 2009
Yerevan, Armenia

The 4th edition of the Summer Seminars’ Program for Contemporary Art Curators is organised by NAAC – National Association of Art Critics, (Yerevan, Armenia), continual partner of Word of Art, School of Contemporary Arts organised by SCCA-Ljubljana.

The 4th edition 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.

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.

This years edition will be hosting: Arpi Adamyan, Mher Azatyan, Viviana Chechia, Lusine Davidyan, Clémentine Deliss, Mel Jordan & Andy Hewitt (Free Art Collective), Marianna Hovhannisian, Eva Khachatryan, Grigor Khachatryan, Malcolm Miles, Nat Muller, Aras Ozgun, Lali Parteneva, Joanna Sokolowska, Marko Stamenković, Sara Stenczer.

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