Program

Curatorial Collective Course

Mar 05. 2022 - May 31. 2022

Date

Mar 05. 2022 -May 31. 2022

Register Date

Feb 06. 2022 - Feb 24 2022

An online intensive program tailored to early-career Arab curators exploring a curatorial career in the GCC region.

Language: English 

Call for applications to the 2022 Curatorial Collective Course, guided by curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath of Art Reoriented

The Curatorial Collective Course is a six-week hybrid program tailored to early-career curators in the GCC region looking to pursue a professional career in curating. Participants will examine a wide range of approaches to curating and practical emphasis will be given to exploring the various career paths of a curator from an institutional to a non-institutional model. 

Course Details:

  • Weekly sessions with leading curators
  • One-on-one critiques between the participants and the lecturer

 

This course will provide participants with a valuable opportunity to gain constructive feedback on their exhibition proposal via a one-to-one critique session, alongside weekly group lectures by practicing professionals.

During the weekly sessions participants will examine a wide range of approaches to curating, as well as the fundamental steps of constructing an exhibition. These sessions are followed by one-to-one critiques between the participants and the lecturer providing participants with a valuable opportunity to gain constructive feedback on the final exhibition proposals.

Each week one lecturer will discuss a specific topic that is relevant to curators based in the GCC, such as:

  • The role of an artist vs a curator 
  • Perception and representation of artists from the Arab world 
  • The advantages and challenges of curating within different institutional structure 
  • Tackling questions of otherness within mechanisms of exhibition making 
  • The role of academic research in the curatorial process

 

Course Objective:

Each participant will create a fully developed proposal for an exhibition illustrating a profound grasp of the theoretical and practical aspects of exhibition making. One of the participants’ proposals will be realized in a space in Saudi Arabia.  
 

Useful Information

This program consists of hybrid weekly sessions, with the following breakdown:

  • The importance of the local in curating: the exhibition Walking through Walls

Led by Till Fellrath and Sam Bardaouil
March 5, 2022
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Riyadh time)
Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall, Riyadh 

  • From ‘Concrete' to ‘Water’

Led by Geraldine Barlow
March 26, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Riyadh time)
Virtual lecture and seminar

  • From the Edges of Things: Lines of Influence

Led by Storm Janse Van Rensburg
April 11, 2022
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Riyadh time)
Virtual lecture and seminar

  • Allies, Daughters, Agents, Bodies: Presentation and Representation of Latin American Women

Led by Humberto Moro
April 24, 2022
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Riyadh time)
Virtual lecture and seminar

  • The exhibition Amakin at Jeddah 21,39 / 2022

Led by Venetia Porter
May 9, 2022
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Riyadh time)
Virtual lecture and seminar

  • Art et Liberté: the role of academic research in curating

Led by Sam Bardaouil
May 23, 2022
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Riyadh time)
Virtual lecture and seminar