Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
Cultures of the Curatorial is a postgraduate study programme combining application-oriented research practice with academic reflection. It is oriented towards people with different disciplinary and professional backgrounds: in the arts – visual arts, dance, theatre, film and music – as well as in cultural mediation, in the humanities, social and natural sciences. What they have in common is an interest in an engaged work in the cultural field as well as in a concentrated, academically sound extra qualification for their professional practice in the realm of the curatorial. The Curatorial is understood as a practice which goes decisively beyond the making of exhibitions and has emerged as a genuine method of generating, mediating and reflecting experience and knowledge. Correspondingly the study program Cultures of the Curatorial thus not only imparts methods of conceiving, organizing and realizing curatorial projects but also the means for analysis, reflection and elaboration of exhibitions and other form of cultural mediation in a transdisciplinary and transcultural context.