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Suoja/ Shelter Festival-Laboratory seeks a Curator for its third online edition to be held in June 2020. Individuals of any age, gender, nationality and country of residence are cordially invited to send their proposal in English. 

The conceptual frame of the 3rd edition of Suoja/ Shelter Festival-Laboratory is H_st_rical Narratives: the main focus is laid on the aspects of personal and political affects in the domain of historical systems and speculations. We invite to ponder over how unreflected past can influence uncertain presence; how individual and common affects are used as tokens in political processes; how we can act as political bodies overcoming traumatic experiences and converting them into artistic endeavours, respecting artistic labour and embracing the idea of self-organisation. Driven by the spirit of the previous festival editions, we are reconceptualizing the idea of "safe" and "individual" which still can find ways to remain common and collaborative. Moving online, we are creating a space for performative experiments, discussions, immersive interactions; welcoming the diversity of artistic practices which can reidentify themselves for a digital space; offering to make it is a tryout with a prospect to continue working with the same topic, but on a bigger scale, during the future offline event. We believe that every safe space can be only a temporary measure to surmount crisis and to gain strength to meet reality. Being concerned by the trend of the devaluation of artistic labour by cutting wages for on-line work, we try our best to sustain a fair allowance for every participant.

A Curator will work in close collaboration with festival curators and organisers to develop and produce the core programme of Suoja/ Shelter 2020.

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WHAT INCLUDES 

3-days online festival on the 12-14th of June 2020.

The festival is run via the Zoom (hosts 300 participants at once).

Opportunities to develop related public programming, encompassing directories of: sound and performance art, video and moving image, computer art, artistic research and education. The program should be composed both, via direct invitations and via an open call. 

400 euro* unrestricted honorarium.

3000 euro* budget for the invited artists and artists via an open call.

Press materials and PR support.

Deadline: 
05/05/2020

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Kunstraum Curator-in-Residence 2020-2021

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OPEN CALL FOR CURATOR-IN-RESIDENCE 2020 - 2021

Application deadline: May 15, 2020 | Notifications: May 29, 2020 

KUNSTRAUM is excited to announce our Curator-in-Residence (CIR) program. 
The CIR will be directing KUNSTRAUM’s gallery program for 12 months – be able to develop and present their vision, and to expand and spotlight their curatorial practice in the New York art world. The goal of the CIR program is to facilitate exhibitions and events to engage our community while also encouraging invited curators, artists, and other guests to collaborate, think critically, and take risks in their practices. The CIR residency starts June 2020.

Responsibilities of the CIR: 

- Curating of one independent exhibition in addition to the member summer show
- Organize one event per exhibition, e.g. performance, discussion, walkthrough 

- Oversee the planning, collection of key information and media materials 

- Attend all openings, e.g. greet visitors, communicate artwork, assist with set up/ take down

- With the support of KUNSTRAUM’s team: press and social media work, installations, and showings, open studios, networking, advertisement, member onboarding, community events
- 10 hrs of commitment per week, 24/7 access to the space, no stipend or housing 

- Commission on art sales and artist memberships 

This program is a self-starter for innovative and ambitious minds that thrive from creative freedom, take leadership and are interested in working within an established artist-run gallery space’s mission while bringing a new and unique curatorial vision to the program. KUNSTRAUM offers team support and encourages the CIR to apply for additional exhibition funding (if desired) of foundations and organizations of KUNSTRAUM’s network as well as to benefit from pre-existing relationships to press, foundations, art fairs, curators, collectors. 

Qualifications: 

- Experience curating, organizing and installing visual art exhibitions and events
- Knowledge of art history and contemporary art issues, exhibitions, and artists 

- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Ability to comply with deadlines, budgets and timely communication
- Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and overall precision
- Self-driven, highly organized, smart time and resource management 

KUNSTRAUM is born out of a necessity to foster collaboration between artists, architects, curators, designers, filmmakers and writers and features excellent studio locations, networking, research opportunities and discourse for creative production. After successfully inaugurating our first space in New York as of February 2015, we seek to expand to Berlin in 2021. KUNSTRAUM’s global identity is designed to offer and promote international community, mobility and visibility in the visual arts. Recent press coverage includes Communication Arts, Creator’s Project, Huffington Post, Artnet News, Interview Magazine, Art F City and Artnet News. With Video Shop a project at NADA New York, Kunstraum won 2016's Artspace Fairgoers Award and best booth, and also participated in Untitled, Art Miami. 

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05/15/2020
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AT THE VENICE BIENNALE SUMMER SCHOOL IN CURATORIAL STUDIES VENICE OPEN CALL

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3rd June – 1st September 2020

The School for Curatorial Studies is an ambitious and challenging project promoted since 2004 and conceived as a school committed to experimentation and interdisciplinary thinking. The main goals are to spread the knowledge in the field of visual arts and to introduce the students to the professions related to the art world, focusing on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology. The School’s activities are meant for all those interested and passionate in art, graduated students or professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and improve their practical skills. The School’s teaching staff is formed by Italian and international professionals, scholars, historians and art critics of recognized experience. Among them: Matt Williams (curator), Filippo Lotti (Sotheby’s), Chiara Barbieri (Peggy Guggenheim Collection), Francesca Colasante (Pinault Collection), Andrea Goffo (Found. Prada), Nicola Lees (Serpentine London).

The program:

The Summer School in Curatorial Practice will take place during the International Biennale Venice. With an interdisciplinary approach, the course provides practical training and experience within museums and exhibition settings. Its international faculty includes curators and museum professionals, artists and critics. The course is designed to increase students understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of the curator figure. English-taught lectures cover both theoretical and practical topics that go from the history of contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making, to Exhibition Management. The students will participate in weekly activities, such as artist studio visits, tours of exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops. The program culminates with the set up of the exhibition.

The Summer School includes visits of specific art venues all over the city of Venice during the  International Venice Biennale. A series of selected case studies will offer the students an opportunity to observe the development of contemporary art. The School’s goal is to align these specific theoretical lectures with a practical approach. Besides the theoretical lectures, a series of laboratories and workshops aims to introduce the students to the work of critical text writing, press releases and to structure all the different aspects of publishing. The students will be offered the possibility of a gallery training and of setting up together - with one of our tutors, their exhibition in Venice, as a final project of the course.

The first module:

June 3rd  – August 5th, 2020

The first module involves 350 contact hours:

1. History of Curatorial Practices
2. Exhibition Design
3. Aesthetics and Cultural Theory
4. Contemporary Art History
5. Cultural Events Management and Organization
6. Curating Exhibitions
7. Fine Arts Management.
8. Fundraising and Marketing / Workshop
9. Communication Strategies and Artistic Events Promotion / Workshop
10. Workshop on Critical Writing
11. Artist Studio Visits and Visits of the International Biennale

Optional: Trip to a European Art center.

Meeting artists, curators, institution directors, art collectors.

August 7th –12th, 2020

We warmly recommend to take part.

The program is very intensive: Bruxelles is an art city and is offering many opportunities: private galleries, collections. We will visit artist studios and public galleries and Museums of contemporary art.

The second module:

August 17th – 21th, 2020

The second module is dedicated to individual researching and finalizing the exhibition project. During this period of time the students will have to face practical duties, such as coordinating the artists, managing transportation and insurance policies, promoting and curating the promotional material.

The third module:
August 24th - September 1st, 2020

The last part of the course lies in the production of the event. During this period of time all the work concerning the final event will take place. The students will coordinate the arrival and the display of the works of art and supervise all the different aspects related to the event, such as promotion, organization, last details about the publication, opening. After the presentation to the public, the student will be given the tools to professionally document the event.

Duration and structure

The course has a duration of 450 hours. The participants will develop themes as well as concepts, organization, acquisition, communication and the concrete implementation of their skills together with the course director and international guests (artists, curators, architects, critics, fine arts scientists and publishers of art journals).
 

Application deadline: March,1st 2020.

The application form must be sent by e-mail before the deadline (March 1st 2020) of the Curatorial Program to:

Xac – School for Curatorial Studies
San Marco, 3073, 30124 Venice
Email: curatorialschool@gmail.com
Tel: +39 0412770466

The application form can be downloaded at www.corsocuratori.com, where you can find more information about our curatorial program and your stay in Venice.

The Summer school has a limited number of places available.

Information:

info@corsocuratori.com

An intensive program on the history of contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making, taking place during the Venice Biennale. Through interdisciplinary lectures, the course provides practical training and experience within museums and exhibition settings. Its international faculty includes curators and museum professionals, artists and critics.

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03/01/2020

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