WORLD OF ART
Laboratorium of Curatorial Practices
Season 11: 2007/08
Seminar – Workshop No.3
11th – 12th February, 2008
The frequent and successful presence of collaborative curatorial teams today on the international art scene come as no surprise when taking into account the evident shift in artistic practices from individual towards collaborative and participatory projects, or towards community research based activism. Pairs, couples, trios, collectives, elected teams and other form of collaborative groups became an inevitable part in most of the international art projects. Collaborative Curating will attempt on both promoting and questioning the new collaborative curatorial formats and other open models of professional interaction among curators. Is collaboration only a newly developed tool that is frequently used in the highly competitive field of curating as a pragmatic means or is it a theoretically justified practice?
Starting from the deconstruction of various concepts of authorship and moving towards various constructive concepts of collectivism and Starting from the deconstruction of various concepts of authorship and moving towards various constructive concepts of collectivism and community as a tool for agency of social change the workshop pondered in the challenges of collaboration. Collaborative Curating workshop focused on both justifying and questioning the potentiality of collaboration in theoretical and practical terms. The project contributed towards developing of new kinds of curatorial knowledge while reflecting on intersubjectivity, communitarianism or multitude.
Collaborative Curating was concipied as a two day workshop consisted of series of differently structured discussions on collaboration. Especially important was the focus on application of critical thinking exercises by putting a particular emphasis on the assignments:
a) to evaluate exhibitions’ proposals by contextualising them in contemporary theoretical frameworks
The experiment of making a project designed especially for a chosen real space located in other city at the same time united and combined interdisciplinary skills of all participants and enabled the potentiality for remote curatorial collaboration.
Monday, February 11th
10.00-11.30 Introduction: Collective Curatorial Body
11.30 – 12.00 Break
12.00 – 13.00 Discussion
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 15.30 Presentation of particular collaborative projects
16.00-17.30 Evaluation of two collaborative projects’ proposals
Tuesday, February 12th
14.30 – 15.30 Presentation
15.30 – 17.30 Evaluation
Workshop was held in English language.
Suzana Milevska (1961)