Austria, Salzburg

“It’s all About the Exhibition, Isn’t it?” Curatorial Practice and its Entanglements

when 22 July 2019 - 3 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks

How can one describe the actual “space” and “time” that an exhibition – a biennial, a mega-event or any sort of curatorial endeavour – occupies? Do times call for another model of art-dissemination and cultural mediation? Or perhaps even for a plethora of models which might reflect more adequately a set of multiple understandings of the complex notions of place and time? What is the role of contemporary art in shaping a democratic public sphere? What is the notion of “public space” within the context of an exhibition? Can this be a place between places at a time between times?

Starting from these questions, the course will explore the ever-changing nature of contemporary art exhibitions within the rapid socio-economic, political, environmental and technological transformation of our times. Through a series of readings, presentations and conversations, as well as hands-on research and praxis, participants will be invited to reflect on curatorial methodologies and challenges as have occurred in particular case studies such as the bi-locational documenta 14 and other scenarios which do not necessarily occupy the epicentre.

The class will include group seminars as well as visits followed by discussions and private tutorials. The aim of the course is that participants will work individually or in groups towards the formation of a curatorial idea.

Course leader

Marina Fokidis

Target group

Open to anyone interested in fine arts and curating

Fee info

EUR 0: EUR 700: Regular fee
EUR 540: Reduced fee for students


Send application for grants by 3 April 2019. Link on official website