Hou Hanru included in ICI’s Curatorial Seminar in Istanbul

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Developed by ICI, the Curatorial Seminar will offer a small group of curators the opportunity to engage closely with mentors and their peers to explore pertinent issues relating to exhibition-making, commissioning, running non-profits, and other activities curators are now regularly expected to perform. This program will be open to curators working all over the world who have 6+ years of experience, and alumni of the Curatorial Intensive program are welcome to apply.

The Curatorial Seminar will focus on Istanbul as a case study, exploring a number of key issues that challenge our understanding of what constitutes an emerging art scene, the strengths and pitfalls of working within such a context, and questions of how to develop a curatorial practice that supports the development of artists and local infrastructure within the international art world.

Between June 11 and September 20 the seminar will be conducted via online sessions that will include lectures from curators, roundtable discussions, reading groups, and workshops to explore each participant’s research topic. Between September 21 and 25 the seminar will be held in Istanbul, and will include site visits to artists’ studios and selected venues, an in-depth study of the Istanbul Biennial, and seminar sessions with guest curators.

The activities will be led by the following faculty: Zoe Butt (Executive Director and Curator at Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh), María del Carmen Carrión (Associate Director of Public Programs & Research, ICI, NY), Kate Fowle (Chief Curator at Garage, Moscow, and Director-at-Large of ICI, New York),  (Curator of the 5th Auckland Triennial), Vasif Kortun (Director of Research and Programs, SALT, Istanbul), and Sally Tallant (Director of the Liverpool Biennial), among others. 

About the Curatorial Seminar
The Curatorial Seminar evolved from ICI’s successful short-term, low-cost training program, The Curatorial Intensive. This new model emphasizes the importance of curatorial research and writing. In contrast to the fast pace and rigorous concentration of our Curatorial Intensive model, this one proposes a longer duration in which to conduct in-depth analysis of a single topic that will spread out in time. Taking advantage of the tools available for online knowledge sharing and collaborative work, the Curatorial Seminar enables participants to remain at their workplaces and still engage in an international dialogue. The purpose of the Curatorial Seminar is to offer a small group of curators the opportunity to engage closely with mentors and their peers to explore pertinent issues of contemporary curatorial practice.

Click here for more information: http://curatorsintl.org/intensive/curatorial_seminar_in_istanbul