Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa
07 Mar 2013 - 12 Mar 2013

Developed by Independent Curators International (ICI) in collaboration with the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, the Curatorial Intensive: Contemporary Curatorial Practice will examine the pragmatics of organizing exhibitions, while addressing the specificities of curating in the African context.

This week-long course will focus on exhibition development—from building working relationships with artists to the theoretical aspects of understanding how to turn a concept into a project—and explore key curatorial strategies for working in a range of exhibition spaces.

Recognizing that there are few opportunities for emerging professionals to receive practical training and guidance, and reflecting the potential for building a Pan-African curatorial network, the Curatorial Intensive is targeted toward self-motivated individuals—working independently or in institutions in Africa—who would benefit from a week of intensive conversations around the issues and questions that regularly arise for curators.

With an international roster of speakers, Contemporary Curatorial Practice will consider experimental approaches to exhibition-making and other curatorial forms, as well as new ways of working within institutions.

Seminars, site visits, individual meetings, and roundtable discussions will be led by ICI staff in collaboration with the following faculty: Zdenka Badovinac (Director of Moderna Galerija/Museum of Modern Art, Ljubliana), Koyo Kouoh (Artistic Director of RAW MATERIAL COMPANY, Dakar), Michelle Marxuach (Co-director and Co-founder of Beta-Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico), Riason Naidoo (Director of South African National Gallery, Cape Town), Gabi Ngcobo (Creative Director of the Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg), Nontobeko Ntombela (Johannesburg-based curator), and Didier Schaub (Co-founder of Doual’art, Douala), among others.



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