Final selection for Summer Seminars for Art Curators: Between Exposition and Mediation

Laboratorium of Curatorial Practices
Season 10: 2006/07

Final round of the selection is closed and NAAC selection board selected folowing applicants:

  • Vladimir Us (Moldova)
  • Dastan Kozhakhmetov (Kazakhstan)
  • Combiz Maussavi-Aghdam (Iran)
  • oanna Sokolowska (Poland)
  • Irina Chkhaidze (Georgia)
  • Marko Stamenkovic (Serbia)
  • Karina Galimzyanova (Kirgizstan)
  • Dragana Borenovic (Serbia)
  • Anna Bitkina (Russia)
  • Petra Kapš (Slovenia)
  • Lazar Estzer (Hungary)
  • Rael Artel (Estonia)

As NAAC’s partner institution, SCCA – Ljubljana launched open call for tenders for residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. Until the deadline on 15th of April SCCA – Ljubljana received 20 extremely interesting and good applications. The SCCA – Ljubljana selection board (Barbara Borčić, Saša Nabergoj and Nevenka Šivavec) was confronted with very demanding task.
Finalists of the first round selection were: Dragana Borenović (Serbia), Petra Kapš Slovenia), Marta Kiš (Croatia), Lazar Eszter (Hungary), Joanna Sokolowska (Polanda), Marko Stamenković (Serbia) in Agnieszka Wolodzko (Poland).
The Summer Seminars for Art Curators program 2007 is organized by NAAC in collaboration with SCCA-Ljubljana, Soros Center for Contemporary Art –Alma Aty and BM Center for contemporary art, Istanbul.

About the Summer Seminars for art curators

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 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 Ivančič and Tevž Logar) and Turkey into a lively and productive environment of workshops and seminars.

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.

Summer Seminars for Art Curators: Between Exposition and Mediation will took place in Yerevan from July 23 – August 7, 2007

If you have any further questions concerning the Summer Seminars for art curators, please, do not hesitate to contact us.

More information:

SCCA-Ljubljana (office hours: 11.00-15.00)
Contact persons: Saša Nabergoj and Tevž Logar
Metelkova 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, tel.: 00 386 1 431 83 85, fax: 00 386 1 430 06 29