Symposium "You're such a curator!"

Symposium "You're such a curator!"

de Appel, Prins Hendrikkade 142, Amsterdam

Lehman Brothers, Surfin' the Bucharest Billboards, 2016, Bucharest Biennale 7: What are we building down there?

Charlotte Van Buylaere

In the context of Amsterdam Art Weekend, de Appel presents a two-day symposium of lectures, presentations, performances, papers and readings. The event marks the conclusion of a three-year research project into the inner dynamics of de Appel’s Curatorial Programme with the aim to investigate its position in the expanded field of curatorial education and optimise its sensibility to the latest developments in exhibition making. During the symposium, CP alumni, current participants and invited speakers will look back at the research and its conclusions, and present new pathways for the future of curating.

“You’re such a curator!” welcomes not only academic papers and presentations, but also incorporates performance, workshop and fictional writing into the programme. The symposium revolves around ‘modes of de-universalisation’, which can be understood as an attempt to formulate an answer and response to the increasing standardization of curatorial practices, where uniform exhibition models are translated into geo-specific contexts and artistic work.

With contributions by Mira Asriningtyas, Lucrezia Calabro Visconti, Renata Cervetto, Mateo Chacon-Pino, Galerie (Adriano Wilfert Jensen and Simon Asencio), Natasha Hoare, Kati Ilves, Prem Krishnamurthy, Inga Lace, Latitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna), Shona Mei Findlay, Fadwa Naamna, Kim Nguyen, Emma Ines Panza, Aneta Rostkowska and Kuba Woynarowski, Chris Sharp, Niels Van Tomme, Huib Haye van der Werf, and others.


Day 1, Wednesday November 23:

09:30 Doors open
10:00 Welcome by Niels Van Tomme
10:15 Introduction by Guus van Engelshoven
10:30 Chris Sharp - 'The Willfully Minor Anomaly of Lulu '
11:30 Huib Haye van der Werf - 'The Curator with the Glass Thumb'

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 Inga Lace - 'Instituting Ecologies'
14:15 Aneta Rostkowska and Jakub Woynarowski - 'Please, Come Closer!'
15:00 Natasha Hoare - 'The New Curator. Surveying the Field of Curating'
15:45 Coffee
16:00 Latitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna) - 'Following the Holy Greyhound'

17:00 – 19:00 Workshop Gonzo Curating by Aneta Rostkowska and Jakub Woynarowski
20:00 – 22:00 Open Avond(s)’ – performance programme curated by Emma Ines Panza

Day 2, Thursday, November 24

09:30 Doors open
10:00 Niels Van Tomme - 'What Are We Building Down There? A Reconstrution'
10:45 Prem Krishnamurthy - 'Letter to the Jury'
11:45 Adriano Wilfert Jensen and Simon Asencio - 'Galerie Presentation'

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 Emma Ines Panza - 'Open Avond(s)
14:00 The CP ‘16/’17 in collaboration with Ariane Loze - 'Archive Therapy Session NO.1'

14:30 Renata Cervetto - '(Art) Mediation Projects. In & Out The Museum'
15:00 Kim Nguyen - 'That's Why We Love the Moon'
16:00 Respondents and Q&A

17:00 Opening El Anatsui at Prins Claus Fonds

The Research Programme of de Appel is curated by Guus van Engelshoven and made possible with the generous support of the Ammodo Foundation.

One day: €10 (incl. lunch & coffee)
Two days: €17.50 (incl. lunch & coffee)
Limited capacity, please rsvp via reservation@deappel.nl

The symposium pass also gives access to the 'Gonzo Curating' workshop and the 'Open Avond(S)' performance evening.


About Amsterdam Art Weekend:
With over 100 events taking place at 60 renowned art institutes, Amsterdam Art Weekend gives you a comprehensive experience of the capital’s art scene. Discover the latest developments in contemporary art with an eclectic mix of exhibitions, performances, film screenings, artist talks and tours.

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