Curating in the Gallery field A prelude…

Curating in the Gallery field A prelude to the Gallerist Programme


A short intensive workshop by

de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam
The Fair Gallery
(gb agency, Paris; Hollybush Gardens, London; Jan Mot, Brussels; Raster, Warsaw)

Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 November, 10 am – 6 pm, workshop (limited seats - application required)
Rijksakademie, Sarphatistraat 470, 1018 GW Amsterdam

As a prelude to the Gallerist Programme, de Appel arts centre and the Fair Gallery are organising a short intensive workshop.

Intensive workshop Curating in the gallery field

The workshops take place over two days, each day starting with an introductory speech, followed by the presentation of a case study that lays the foundation for an interactive assignment between course attendants and tutors. The days end with a discussion between participants and external experts offering their feedback about the above-mentioned assignments.

The first day of the workshop is dedicated to one of the crucial moments of presentation and promotion for a gallerist: the Art Fair. What are the relationships between the parties present at the fair (artists, collectors, curators, press)? How do you work with or around the available models of display? How does the temporary presentation at the fair relate to your stable and longstanding interests? Looking back to the practical conditions and opportunities of the art fair, the second workshop day, takes a closer look at the systems of the art market.

Workshops are conducted by: Jennifer Flay (Director FIAC), Suhail Malik & Andrea Phillips (Goldsmiths, University of London), Francesco Manacorda (Director Artissima), Richard Flood (Director of Special Projects and Curator at Large), Jonas Zakaitis (Tulip&Roses, Brussels), Olav Velthuis (Economic sociologist), amongst others.

How to apply for the workshop:
Costs: €250,-
Applicants are requested to send a short biography (300 words) and a statement of intent (500 words). Please specify your interest in working in the profit field.
Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. De Appel will organise preferred rates at a hotel in Amsterdam for workshop participants.

Deadline for applications: 15 October.
Applications should be sent to: nathaliehartjes [​at​] deappel.nl, under the subject line 2 day intensive

Note: we hope to create a diversity in the group of participants, based on their geographical location, as well as levels of experience and education. The result of the selection does not necessarily reflect future decisions to be made in the jury selections for the full year course.

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