57e BIENNALE DE VENISE – (may 13-november 26, 2017) – The School for curatorial Studies Venice – upcoming projects in spring and the 57th Venice Biennale 27th April – 13th May 2017 – project curated by the Italian Curatorial class / 29th Sep. – 30th Nov. 2017 – project curated by the Summer Course.

The School for curatorial Studies Venice, an experimental laboratory for curators

Students displaying the Rob Pruit’s Flea Market in Venice, Biennale 2015, Venice

The School for Curatorial Studies Venice 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 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 of art, graduate students or professionals who want to deepen their knowledge and improve their practical skills. The staff is formed by Italian and international professionals, scholars, historians and art critics of recognized experience.

The course in Curatorial Practice is an intensive program on the history of contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making, taking place during the 57th International Art Biennale of Venice. 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. The course is designed to increase the students understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of the curator figure related to the set up of exhibitions and projects. The lectures cover both theoretical and practical topics that go from History of Exhibition to Exhibition Management.

The students participate in weekly activities such as artist studio visits, tours of exhibition spaces, networking events, and workshops with a variety of experts and practitioners.

Upcoming projects: Short Circuit – opening on 9th February 2017 – Venice – at A plus A project space

is an ambitious international touring group show devised by British independent curator, Aly Grimes – ex student of School for Curatorial Studies Venice. It consists of nine new media artists and collectives in an attempt to re-assess the archetypal framework of a travelling exhibition.

Giudecca project – May 2017

During the 57th International Art Biennale, the 24th course in Curatorial Practice and Contemporary Art looks at the city of Venice, in specific on Giudecca Island, as a case study focusing on artistic, curatorial and theoretical research. The young curators of the School will collaborate with Italian and international artists that will work in the urban context through public, performing and relational art.

Projects curated by the previous Curatorial teams:
September 2015 – SYMPHONY OF HUNGER
May 2016 – FROM THE CITY
September 2016 – GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK


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