Expanding Exhibitions: Innovative Approaches to Curating

September 21, 2015

Lecturer: Lauren Reid

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This course will explore interesting strategies in exhibition-making and ways of thinking about curating by sharing a wide variety of innovative curatorial approaches that are designed to inspire. Expanding Exhibitions is for emerging and established curators who want to open up ways of thinking about their practice from the white cube and beyond.

This course will track significant moments in curatorial history and stimulating case studies, but rather than covering the field chronologically, it will instead focus on key themes and debates within exhibition-making such as the role of the curator, working with time-based media, exhibiting outside the art space and thinking globally. It will cross both inventive exhibition strategies as well as curatorial ethics that will provide opportunity for lively debate and the sharing of ideas between each other each week.

Participation fee: 148€

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Week 1: The role of the curator

  • Definitions of a curator
  • Key figures in curatorial history who have shaped the zeitgeist
  • The artist as curator as artist – where do we draw the line?

Week 2: Curating time-based media

  • Technical strategies for exhibition video and performance
  • Navigating a space and telling a story
  • Is the gallery the best place for time-based media? What are the alternatives?

Week 3: Outside the white cube

  • Where can we curate?
  • Working with a minimal budget
  • Ephemeral projects
  • What about the audience? Who, where, how?

Week 4: Beyond borders – curating the globe

  • Examples of global thinking: World Fair, Biennales, the museum
  • Communicating cultures – ethics
  • How does context affect content?
  • Tackling the political
  • Thinking interdisciplinarily – benefits and problems


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