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February 17, 2017

Call for Curatorial Curriculum applications

Grand Union
Susie Green, AAAH (Need to Feel), 2016. Digital print of gouache on paper on 100% Silk Crepe de Chine, 90 x 90 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Grand Union’s Curatorial Curriculum is an alternative educational programme for emerging curators. It is an opportunity to be a participant in a series of intensive workshops to develop your practice with world-renowned specialists in the field.

The workshops will be held over four weekends annually, exploring forms of curatorial practice in relation to performance, publishing, activism and forms of resilience.

Sessions will be facilitated by a faculty of professionals from each respective field including Tom Clark, Övül Durmuşoğlu, Susan Gibb and Morgan Quaintance.

Application guidelines
The course is open to 15 people who wish to have more in depth workshops and practical training. It is aimed at emerging curators, however some previous curatorial experience is preferred, with a working knowledge of contemporary art.

Application requirements
–Letter of motivation in which you state your personal drive as well as your expectations of the programme (maximum 500 words)
–Description of a recent curatorial project that has had an impact on you (maximum 300 words)
–CV including a description of relevant work experience

Fees and scholarships
The course fee is 250 GBP, which covers four sessions across 2017. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Send applications digitally to[email protected]. Application deadline is March 5, 2017. Applicants will be notified by March 10.

Further information can be found on our website here.

Grand Union programme 2017

February 3–March 25
Hand and Mind, curated by Vanessa Boni
Hand and Mind is an exhibition and series of performances testing connections between the realms of speech and gesture, curated by Vanessa Boni. Artists Alex Cecchetti, Liz Magic Laser, Hanne Lippard, Jesper List Thomsen and Hagar Tenenbaum embody language and thought. Through painting, sculpture, choreography and performance they unsettle political, personal and theoretical channels of communication.

May 5–July 15
[x] marks [super elections], a solo exhibition by Seecum Cheung
Seecum Cheung’s work is based upon a series of interviews which seek to study the rise of right-wing Nationalism within Europe, featuring footage collected from Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, Denmark, Bulgaria and the UK. The films seek to capture the conditions for those who are presently caught in between the lines of (in)visibility in light of the rising xenophobia and protectionism in Europe, to explore how macro politics can impact upon the micro-happenings of the everyday.

A total of four films (or chapters) will be produced in the series, gathering opinions from those who feel unrepresented in contemporary society today on both sides of the spectrum, from immigrants to those who declare to represent the underclass.

September 1–November 3
Pleasure is a Weapon, a solo exhibition by Susie Green
Pleasure is a Weapon is the first UK solo exhibition for artist Susie Green. She works with a range of media including sculpture, performance and painting, focussing on the human body as a site for intimacy and sensuality. The exhibition will be punctuated with a public programme of live performances, investigating communication through sound, language and clothing.

Alongside her solo practice she also works in collaboration with artists including Simon Bayliss (Splash Addict) and Rory Pilgrim (The Brilliant State).

March–December
Notes On…Communication
We launch Notes On…, a new programme of research and public events in the gallery space around an annual theme. In 2017 we invite you to take part in a programme of discursive and social events about Communication. This is programmed with our curators-in-residence, Anna Santomauro and Valerio del Baglivo. 

 

For further information please visit our website or contact Kim McAleese, Programme Director, at [email protected].

 

These exhibitions and associated programs are made possible through funding from Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Foundation, Beatfreeks, Fierce, Fluxus Art Projects, Fonds Kwadraat, New Art West Midlands, The Elephant Trust, Arts and Science Festival University of Birmingham and SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture.

 

Call for curatorial applications and 2017 programme at Grand Union

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