Open Call: The Curatorial Thing 22 – 29 August 2019

Open Call: The Curatorial Thing 22 – 29 August 2019

SixtyEight Art Institute is welcoming emerging curators, researchers, artists and other practitioners to take part in our annual free intensive summer program. Using the Nordic notion of a ‘thing’ – an old concept for a meeting place, an assembly of the community, or what can be defined as the precursor of the modern term ‘parliament’ – SixtyEight Art Institute is inviting you to join us for a series of workshops and lectures led by some of the most interesting artistic and intellectual profiles operating in the Nordic region.

Thematic Frame 
Communities of Practice in Precarious Times

The third edition of The Curatorial Thing intends to open up questions and debates about the challenges and rewards of working together through communities of practice and curatorial collectivity, in a time that is increasingly marred by social, political, economic and ecological precariousness. If anything, the precariousness of our planet tells us that the foundation of the modernist vision of progress, rationality and human mastery (of both planet and peoples) and the underlying colonial discourses of extraction, exploitation and binary thinking can no longer hold, and we need to question the epistemic categories, situations and relations that curatorial practice involves and puts forward.

This year’s summer school aims to reflect on how curatorial methodologies can foster collaborative, co-creative, critical and experimental approaches that could help us rethink the ways we learn and work together. This could include thinking from and learning through other perspectives: by looking to emotions, bodily responses and across-species, as well as by focusing on local and particular forms of knowledge that might not otherwise be recognized as ‘cultural production’.

See the full details of the Open Call and how to apply here:

DEADLINE: 21 June 2019
Selected participants will be notified by early July 2019.

About SixtyEight Art Institute is an artistic/curatorial research organization that aims to uncover, develop, and further exchanges between artists and curators and their creative labour. The Curatorial Thing is SixtyEight Art Institute’s new educational arm, which aims to organize and develop public learning formats within the local context of Copenhagen. The program is kindly supported by Nordic Culture Point. SixtyEight Art Institute’s exhibition program kindly supported by Billedkunstudvalg Københavns Kommune and The Danish Arts Foundation.

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